FMF Reader Poll: The Perfect Boot
Boot season is coming (or here depending on your location). I love boots. I wish I owned more boots, but they're tricky to shop for. There are too many factors so I struggle to find that perfect pair of boots. When I'm shopping, I notice that the heel is too low or too boxy or the calf is too skinny or they're suede (which I love but always ruin in the wet, icky winter weather). Since good boots aren't cheap, they have to be nearly perfect to be worth the money. If I constructed my perfect boots they would look a lot like these Proenza Schouler boots (which cost a terrifying $1,439 eek!). What elements would your perfect boot have? (Pick as many options as you like).
-rubber heels that doesn't get worn down in 3 hrs. And TRACTION!
-fold/cuffed to be ankle boots or unfold to be knee high.
-2in chunky heels (high enough to be sexy, but still walkable).
-adjustable calf (lace up or buckle)
-round or almond toed.
-side zipped so the boots can be form-fitting.
- under $100 =X
It is much harder, I think, to try finding the One Perfect Boot - just like shoes, having choices makes sense. That said, a simple black leather boot with or without understated hardware and a walkable medium heel is probably the place to start, and then branch out from there.
(Purple! Boots! :D)
Oh, also, put some tread on those boots, designers. Slick bottoms aren't a good choice, ever. EVER.