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The Quest for the Perfect Boots

For the past two years, I have been hunting for the perfect pair of dress boots.

My perfect pair of boots must have the following qualities: a) They must be knee-high; b) They must be leather; c) They must be comfortable; and d) The heels must not be higher than 2 inches.

Simple, huh?

Not quite.

For one thing, if you do a search or if you go to the store, you will notice that boots nowadays come in two styles: Flat boots, or stiletto boots. Most of the later are at least 3" high, and you can either poke someone's eye out with the heels, or use said heels as an ice-pick to fix frou-frou drinks at a cocktail party.

Taking into account that I teeter in those suckers like a chicken hopping on hot coals, those just won't cut the mustard.

As for flat boots, I already own a pair of those. They have traction like nobody's business and kick ass in snow days, but they just won't go with my mini skirts. Or any skirts, for that matter.

Last year, after much searching, I came up with a gorgeous pair of brown pointy toe boots that featured 2" heels. They looked like the perfect "f**k me" boots, only comfy.

Too good to be true? Absolutely. The heels might not have been higher than 2 inches, but they were still as narrow as any other stiletto pair. This means that when I walk, the bloody things get stuck between every single sidewalk crack you can imagine. And taking into account that around here there are plenty of sidewalks with loads of cracks, wearing these boots to work is out of the question.

Who wears these things? Martians?

Sheesh.

Yesterday, however, I was in luck. Just before leaving from work, I did a desperate search on the Web, and I came up with these. They have the right look, the right heel, and they are not higher than 2 inches.

Perhaps I will be able to wear boots to work after all.

Here's to hope.

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melaniesuzanne
Sep. 28th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like. I hope they work!
belfebe
Sep. 28th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
I hope so too! If not, they claim to have a fast and easy return service. But I hope they work.

strawberrykaren
Sep. 29th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Go to Nordstrom's. Describe the boots you want. They will help you find what you're looking for, and in just the right size, too. (I can't remember whether mine were Aerosoles or Naturalizer -- it was one of the two brands, I just forget which -- but I got 'em at Nordstrom's. They were a different size than what I'd have gotten if I'd just bought 'em online, and they fit very comfortably. And I think they've held up admirably, too, for being a few years old; I'm bad about ruining shoes from sheer clumsiness.)
belfebe
Sep. 30th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh, I love Nordstrom's and most of my shoes come from them. Problem is, I have not found what I want even there, whether at the store or online. It seems that fashion has moved to the very thin heels, or thicker heels but that are at least 3 inches high.

I have high hopes for these boots. Let's hope they fit :-)
strawberrykaren
Sep. 30th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Did you talk to a salesperson at the Nordstrom's? Sometimes they know about shoes that are hiding in arcane display areas ...
strawberrykaren
Sep. 30th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
(not that I mean to push people towards Nordstroms ... I got big feet, so when I'm having a hard time finding shoes I want, I go there, and that's why I recommend it) :)
belfebe
Sep. 30th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, they are wanderful people and that's why most of my footwear comes from them. I love the fact that you can return anything, anytime.

Not that I return stuff that often, but once I purchased a pair of shoes that I loved, but after wearing them once, my feet were killing me. I took them back to the store thinking that they would tell me that I could not take them back because they had been worn once.

Much to my surprise, after I explained what happened, the sales lady smiled and told me: Would you like to return them?

I was stunned, I said yes, and she took them back right then and there.

Can't blame you for pushing Nordstrom's. I am an advertising billboard for them myself :-)

laughing_fox
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
know what you mean, i *lurv* dress boots! I won't wear anything else :)

My favorites are Franco Sarto - killer-stylish italian leather boots, that you can actually walk in! I know they carry them at Lord & Taylor.
belfebe
Oct. 1st, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, I love Franco Sarto. I have a couple of pairs of ankle boots to die for. I am wearing a pair right now :-)
laughing_fox
Oct. 1st, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
So am I! *lol*

They do have knee-high ones too. Was planning on getting a pair next time I was in philly, saw that Lord & Taylor has them in. Time for the fall boot-buying binge! :)
laughing_fox
Oct. 1st, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Drool....

http://www.softmoc.com/us/systemshow-searchr_v1FRAN_g1WOS_d165_P25

(i'm wearing the ankle boots on that page - MUST GET TALL ONES! *drool*)
belfebe
Oct. 1st, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Those are awesome! Still a little higher than what I want, but close. Really close . . .
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