My boot wardrobe is abundant, but old. A recent audit revealed 4 pairs of knee-high boots, the newest ones purchased in 2005. Ankle boots are also in abundance, as I've mainly worn them for the past 7 years or so.
I'm almost embarrassed to publish how many pairs of ankle boots I have, but in the interest of honesty and full disclosure, here we go:
Hmm perhaps that's not so bad, given that three of those pairs were bought in the late 80s.
I can't help thinking that there's a gap in my boot collection, though. I have tan, heeled knee-high Dries Van Noten boots purchased when pregnant with my youngest son.
I have black, knee-high, kitten-heeled Marc Jacobs boots purchased when I was pregnant with my eldest child. I also have black Costume National flat, Wellington boot-like ones from 1999, and black mid-calf flat Robert Clegeries from 1996. They squeak when I walk.
So, I have been lusting over some black stretch suede boots to update my wardrobe. It's a good time of the year to be buying, as the sales are on.
These are the ones I've found so far:
The Valentino ones are divine, but I'm loathe to spend over a grand on boots I haven't tried on. The Stuart Weitzmans are also lovely, but again, a touch $$. They are available here, but at a highly inflated price, so I guess I could go and try them on to see. The other two pairs I found on http://www.shoescribe.com/. They're both a good price, but I'm leaning towards the Daniele Arancani ones, as they are lower in the shaft and have a perfect 5cm heel.
Any advice? Have any of you seen or tried any of these?
Or any other recommendations?