Does anyone else feel like buying that perfect pair of boots is a stressful and annoying process? Hear me out and maybe you’ll relate to where I’m coming from.
I’m not trying to sound like a pretentious fool, but boot-buying season is one of the most annoying times of the fashion year for me. I’m a big fan of the over-the-knee boot trend, but I’m talking way over the knee – like thigh high status.
I’m not talking about those pleather, high heeled boots that come up to your hip bone that you can buy from those seedy shops around West 4th Street (you know what I’m talking about). I’m referring to nice suede or brushed leather flat boots that come up a little higher than usual, that’s all!
Finding a pair of boots like this was a challenge until February 2011. I remember the day like it was yesterday – I happened to go into the Steven by Steve Madden store in SoHo where a lovely pair of size 9 boots – like the ones I’ve just described – were sitting on a shelf, waiting for me to run away happily ever after with them.
Despite the fact that I’m a 9.5 (I’m 5’11”, give me a break), I bought them anyway. Being the little girl that I am, I quickly changed out of the shoes I was wearing and put on these new shining boots of hope – only to discover that the size 9 (the last pair) was extremely painful to stand in, let alone walk in. Try as I might, I could not wear them without feeling like I’d rather have my feet chopped off than wear those beautiful boots. They sit in my closet, practically new and unworn.
I’m constantly on the lookout for a replacement pair to those precious Steven boots, but have been largely unsuccessful. After perusing ShopBop, I think the Juicy Couture ‘Morell’ Over the Knee Boot is looking like a good contender.
What have your experiences been with buying boots? And what do you think of over-the-knee boots? Let me know in the comments section.