Reviewed 2011-11-06 l Last update on 2020-09-27
Stocking Live is a brand-new site that's part of a new porn network launched by Sandra Shine. As the name implies, this one is dedicated to lovely ladies wearing stockings! More specifically, this collection covers all kinds and colors of different thigh-highs, stockings, and nylons within the context of softcore posing, masturbation, hardcore sex, and leg and foot fetish scenes. For a couple dollars extra, you can get a large bonus package. Let's go inside for the full story!
Stocking Live just launched in the last few weeks, and so far the collection is quite small at just 10 videos and 11 photo galleries found in the main video and photos sections. There is also a "backstage" section with about 20 updates that are a mixture of photo galleries and videos taken behind the scenes of the regular shoots. The update calendar found on the main members area page seems to indicate that new materials will be added a couple of times per week, but it's hard to say for sure just what the update status here will be this early in the game.
The models here at Stocking Live are mostly fairly well known big-name porn stars like Samantha Bentley, Sandra Shine, Sophie Moone, Aleska Diamond, and Blue Angel. In keeping with that, things are filmed in a very pro-porno style. These are mostly filmed indoors in typical bedroom and living room settings in fancy homes. While the stocking seam is obviously the main focus here, there is, of course, plenty of attention paid to legs and feet in general as well. The action itself is a mixture of solo masturbation, hardcore sex, fetish themes like foot jobs, and even threesomes featuring two gorgeous stocking clad women with one lucky guy. That being said, the small size of the collection means that they don't have a lot to offer in any one particular area so far. For about $5 more, you can get access to a large bonus package that helps to fill things out some.
When it comes to the quality level of the materials here, I was far more impressed with the photos that I was the videos. These images are available in ZIP files at 2400 pixels on the long side, and they're absolutely stunning. The images are large and crystal clear with bright, vivid, lifelike colors. The videos, though offered at 1280 x 720 pixels with bitrates topping 4100 kbps, just aren't as crisp and clear as you would expect from files with these specs. Most of the videos I downloaded were noticeably blurry, and there are other issues as well. For example, the edges of the performers arms and legs sometimes appear jagged instead of smooth.
Although there isn't any specific information listed on the tour pages regarding the small size of the collection or the update status, they do give you some very large streaming video trailers and plenty of chances to check out the kind of models and scenes you can expect to see inside. They also fill you in on the details of the bonus network package that you get for about $5 extra.
Everything here at Stocking Lives is quite large. By that I mean that the graphics scheme takes up a lot of room on the page, and it can feel a bit awkward. Luckily, it's actually pretty easy to get around the site once you've got your bearings. The main navigation menu provides easy access to a list of all included models, the video and photos sections, the backstage footage and pics, "combo" where you'll find your bonus sites, and "extras" and "store" sections where you can purchase personal items or other services.
Stocking Live could use some improvement when it comes to the options for accessing the materials here. Streaming videos are a pretty big deal these days, and this site simply does not offer that feature. In fact, you'll actually have to go through an extra step to even view the downloadable videos since each one comes in a ZIP file. Luckily, since the file sizes can be quite large here, the download speeds are impressively fast. The site offers a photo viewer to use from within the members area, but it doesn't allow you to see the photos at their full size and is quite slow loading and clunky feeling. Luckily, you can download the full photo sets in ZIP files as well.
In the end, I have to say that Stocking Live probably needs a little bit more time to build up its collection before it's really worth checking out on its own merits. Launching with a larger collection would probably make things a bit better, but at least members get access to for other sites in the network at no additional cost. Right now, this is just an OK deal, but I definitely think this is a site to watch in the stocking category in the future.