LA has been having very, very strange weather this week. Today is the first day I’ve seen patches of blue in ages – for the last week, it’s been grey and misty. Not that I’m complaining; I love seasons, so it’s nice to have October feel like October.
The down side, of course, is that the change in seasons makes me want to go shopping for sweaters and boots. Oh, boots. I might very well love knee-high boots more than I love Converse. No, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I do love knee-high boots more than I love Converse. The only problem is, Converse are significantly cheaper and easier to store, so it’s easier to amass a collection of brightly colored canvas sneakers. But, if given the choice (and the closet space) I would own many, many pairs of boots.
Which leads to today’s post. The other day I found (courtesy of Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere‘s Twitter feed) a pair of Coach boots that were on sale.
I love the harness around the front – on some boots the harness sits too high and make it look like a choker for your ankle. But this one sits just low enough and at the right angle. It doesn’t look decorative, it looks organic to the boot. In sum: I really like these.
Unfortunately, Coach doesn’t like to mark their shoes off by 80%, so they’re still not in my price range at the moment. But after staring at them longingly for hours, I decided to pay tribute to the boots in today’s Friday Feets.
Something about the round buckle gives these a little bit of a younger feel, but in a good way. Kind of punkier. Maybe it’s just me, but these just don’t feel like the standard riding boot, and I’m pretty sure it’s solely because of a buckle.
Aerosoles Mezzotint – $79.50
Let’s deal with the most important thing first: these are Aerosoles, which pretty much guarantees that they will be crazy comfortable. I can’t promise that it will feel like your feet are sleeping on fluffy marshmallow pillows, but if my past experience with Aerosoles is any indication …. it will feel like your feet are sleeping on fluffy marshmallow pillows.
An added bonus? It has a second zipper that allows you to create a wider calf – ideal if you’ve got muscular calves, like I do.
These are definitely more cowboy-bootish than the others – no buckles or straps across the front, rounded calf opening. But I really like the D-rings up the side. It’s an unusual detail – or, at least, I haven’t seen anything quite like these on the street. So yeah, not a conventional riding boot, but definitely an interesting pair. Plus, you get 30% off with the code FirstLook at checkout.
Another pair from Loft. I’ll admit, I’m surprised – Loft hasn’t really been on my radar in a while (pretty much since they dropped the “Ann Taylor” from their name and closed their Century City store). But surfing the site, I’ve seen a bunch of really great shoes.
Over the knee is big for fall, but most seem to be totally flat soled. The small heel gives you a little lift without sending you into cowboy-themed hooker territory. The style and color balance out the over the knee aspect – I imagine they’d look great with a pair of dark jeans tucked into them. I don’t think they’re right for my body, but I love them anyway.
Thus ends another Friday Feets. We’re officially in countdown mode for Halloween – does everyone have their costumes yet?