Thursday, 4 October 2012

Winter Boots

One in each colour please.

I am someone who feels the cold. I am sat here typing with a hot water bottle and rug over my knees. Oh dear middle age image is now firmly lodged in your minds. Anyway , Winter Boots. Warmer than the old ankle biters. Bit more pricey in general, so have to last a few seasons to justify their expense.  Oh, and one pair will never do. There has to be more than one pair. Thats the rule.

I am not buying this year. I am only looking. I have three pairs that are perfect in every way.

Fly Boots 2011. Used for everyday marching.

Russell and Bromley Tan Heels 2011. For when I am feeling a bit more grown up.

Fly Black Wedges 2010. High, but comfy and so so warm. Love.
I always feel with longer boots it is harder to get away with cheap alternatives. When there is so much leather on show, it just has to be leather or it looks cheap and does not last in my experience. This is one of those occasions where I would say spend a bit more , make it last and save your pennies in the long run. Having said that, there are some good and reasonably priced leather boots on the high street at the moment, so If you are in the market for a pair of long winter boots here are my favourite picks .


Wedges


I would adore these Moda Pelle boots and am seriously tempted already. I am a bit of a wedge addict. I find them comfy and easy to walk in and I love the way the heel is broken up in this pair. Javari stocks these boots in all three colours for £155.95.
Update -I've just found that Simply Be also stock these boots and you can get 10% off if it is a first time order through Savoo. I am caving in.....almost

Moda in Pelle Spartica Boots in tan ( other colours) £155.95
If you have a little more cash to splash these beauties at L.K. Bennett have caught my eye. These again come in three colours, but this taupe colour called Smokey Quartz are stunning. L.K. Bennett stock all three colours.


L.K Bennett Zinnia Wedge Suede knee high boot £325 ( 3 colours)


My final wedge is from John Lewis and is a tad cheaper at only £47, but a very tempting price indeed. The Penny Wedge heel comes in either black or brown. It may well be synthetic, but for £47 we won't complain too loudly. ( Note here - John Lewis you need to improve the quality of your photos in your shoe section - terrible !)
John Lewis Penny Wedge Heel Black £47 ( also in brown)

High Heels


We move onto the high heels . I think browsing the internet, then trying on instore is the way to go here. You never know how wearable heels are going to be. Something with a deep sole is always a winner for me. These Bruno Premi Boots look to have just that, so would definitely be worth a try. You can buy these at Yoox.

womens tan heeled boots-bruno premi highheeled boots
Bruno Premi High Heeled Boots £135
Gorgeous Nine West Eye Candy . What more can I say . If you have the dosh - go get them!

CRAFTWORK N
Craftwork N £245
The "Can you tell I'm not leather" question. Sometimes you strike lucky. This is a very lovely colour and price. It also has the required depth to it's sole! ( No pun intended.) The proof of the pudding would be seeing them in the flesh I feel. You can buy these at Heels.com


G by Guess Teza - Dark Gray LL
G by Guess Teza - Dark grey LL £43





The Flats

My choices for the flats! The old favourites have come up trumps. M & S continue to improve their shoe range and every year come out with something to compete with the other high street stores, and the price is oh so tempting on these Footglove knee high boots. I suspect a few of these will be slipped in amongst the grocery shopping this winter. The old Mol Fly Boots are still going strong. ( Mine gave up last year after more than a fair bit of use!)You just can't beat them. Oh and finally Clarks - yes they have done us proud ladies this year. A fab range of ankle and knee high boots. These little Mascapone stunners would do perfectly for that school run I feel.



Clarks Mascapone Mix £120. 20%0ff at Clarks until 15th October. Enter BOOST at checkout.
Fly London Mol Low Wedge Mid Calf Boots
Fly Mol low wedge boots £135

M & S Footglove leather knee high boots £89

Have you purchased any long winter boots yet this year?

23 comments:

  1. Lovely boots! Especially the high heeled ones! I got the exact same pair as the 'M & S Footglove leather knee high boots'!!! I can't think of boots just yet as the weather in Athens is 31 degrees Celsius (or 87 degrees Fahrenheit)!!! We're still in shorts and flip-flops! I miss Autumn!

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    2. Oh Thank you so much!! And to have that weather - would forgo my love of boots for that!! X

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  2. Nooo. I have enough pairs already. But I'm constantly on the lookout for ankle boots which I seem to have adopted as my staple footwear this year apart from the really hot days.

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    1. Me too! I counted my boots ( yes I had to count - couldnt tell by looking!) and I had more ankle boots than I am prepared to confess to or realised. No more this year!! X

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    2. Go on - bet my stash is bigger than your stash :o) Do tell.

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    3. Oh ok - 8 ! But 2 need chucking! I don't really know how it happened.......

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  3. Today is the day ... as soon as 'I put on my face', I'm off to Dune to buy a pair of flat knee high, black patent leather boots with zips on each side. If they're not in stock in my size, there could well be a Very Big Sulk! Great choices particularly the M&S and Clarks ones

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    1. They sound gorgeous! Good luck! I love Dune shoes....look forward to seeing them on the blog!

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  4. The Moda in Pelle Spartica Boots in tan are so beautiful, the details are amazing and I would love them on black.

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    1. They come in three colours...they are sooooo lovely aren't they. I am so tempted. I don't need another pair, but.......

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  5. I'm still looking for some new knee high boots - your Russell and Bromley ones look like really soft leather and I love the colour. That's one place I haven't looked yet!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are a lovely soft leather - R and B have some lovely boots again this year, but I'm keeping away! X

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  6. I love boots of all heights, but the tall ones are my favorite. I am looking for a pair of cognac/camel and a pair of gray. I agree, spending a little more on boots is worth it since they last longer.

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    1. I agree - I prefer the longer boots, but they are an investment buy!

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  7. I think I will definitely go for a tall tan pair now! you are right about the quality also when there is a good bit of leather on show! I don't mind paying a bit more if I can get the right style.Great post!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. You won't regret it - I love mine. X

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  8. There is some serious boot love going on here! So hard to choose one favorite amoung all of them. I don't think there was a pair I didn't like. The suede Zinna are extra special.

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  9. I have a few pair already, but those Bruno heels are to die for!! I have a harder time wearing tall boots because my legs are a bit short..still, it won't stop me from trying!! Happy Autumn :)

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  10. I love boots Claire - would live in them if I could and now I'm lusting after several more after reading this! I agree that you should invest a bit more for a decent pair though (and I'm a cheapskate!). Love the John Lewis wedges and the Fly Mol Low wedge boot - I must look away from temptation now! xx

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    1. I said I wouldn't buy this year, but now Ive gone and looked - bother! X

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