I totally agree! Actually, I did notice in some of the publicity shots from last Summer that those famous red high heels of Sailor Mars DIDN'T seem quite so high as in the anime or manga!
As for the boots, I don't know why, but they just look so darn .... CHEAP! Mars and Venus have the advantage here, in my opinion; at least their shoes don't have that "cheap vinyl" look to them! ps: Dark Mercury's boots are sensational looking with that black trim!
They should have had her wear these. http://i.xanga.com/animechick109/boots.JPG That would have made her look really evil. Imagine kicking moon across the stage with those. ouch! (when I saw her going flying like that I was just like... :ohmy: daaaang)
p.s. Am I the only one who thinks Chisaki's acting got better now that she's evil? (not saying she was a bad actress before. Just now she seems a little more "in" character)
On the toei PGSM site a while back they had a picture of all of Sailor Venus' shoes. She had about 7 pairs. They were in a row and each pair had a different height of heel, depending on what they had to do in the scene.
Maybe it's where they hide the blob of adhesive to stick the mask to his face. Hey, it's a possibility! They have to keep it on somehow, right? But it looks much better than the old one...like they forgot to make a mask, and five minutes before shooting, they grab a paper plate, cut out a mask, and crazy glue it to Shibby's face. Ouch.