As a tall girl who does a lot of walking, I'm on the lookout for a pair of boots with a low or flat heel, in a classic style that won't go out of style anytime soon. I've seen a lot of cute boots in stores this season, but unfortunately, they're all very expensive. I'd love it if you could help me find a pair for less than $200 (preferably under $150 if possible). Got any suggestions?
Hey Aimee! You're in luck, because there are lots of great, reasonably priced boots available right now. I found a lot of great pairs on the Nordstrom BP site, at Zappo's and at Piper Lime (surprisingly, because I normally find their shoes to be very expensive). There's no question that boots as a whole are pricier than other shoe styles, but think of your purchase as an investment. If you go for a classic style, like an equestrian boot, and keep the styling simple and the height knee-high, it should last you many more seasons.
Of course, that requires a little TLC on your part. Keep them clean and polish the leather every few months (follow the directions that come with the shoe, or check the company's website for instructions). When the soles get worn down, take them into a cobbler for replacements. If you show your boots a little love, they'll stay looking beautiful for years.
Here are a few of my favorite flat and low-heel boots:
Etienne Aiger "Cailyn" Boot, from Piper Lime, $169
Steve Madden Riding Boot, from Nordstrom, $138.95
Mia "Johnny" Boot, from Piper Lime, $130
Jessica Simpson 'Bodey' Leather Boot, from Nordstrom, $178.95
Etienne Aiger "Jona" Boot, from Piper Lime, $159
rsvp "Bannon" Boot, from Zappo's, $129.95
Bandolino "Jordana" Boot, from Piper Lime, $145
Friday, October 19, 2007