You know what's better than asking for help picking my wedding shoes? Asking for help picking a pair of damn boots.
Because it's February in Indiana, I wear boots nearly every day when I'm not at work. And, to my great sadness, the leather boots I have are quickly reaching the end of their lives.
So, despite my DSW-fail last time... I had a great coupon code (or something?) and decided to try again.
I threw a few of the best-rated pairs into my cart... and I was off to the races.
I had some definitely losers... but some potential winners. Can you tell I can't decide? You be the jury.
First Up, the Corso Como Rhia Boot. I like this boot, and the leather is good quality, if a little stiff. Feels like it would hold up very well. It's pretty slim on my calves particularly, but not in an uncomfortable way. It would probably not break down and slouch too low anytime soon, which is great.
Next, the Nicole Maverick Riding Boot. These are actually cut a little bit lower than the other pairs on my calf... maybe like half-calf?
The leather on these is super-nice, soft and supple. However, I'm afraid that said supple-ness is what's leaving them bunchy around my ankles already. Also not positive if I love the color... I wear most of them with black leggings, so this brown color is iffy to me.
Next, the Rachel by Rachel Roy Desirey Riding Boot. I love the color and I'm surprised that they don't photograph too poorly. In person, they look pretty plastic to me.
They were fairly comfortable... just afraid of looking cheap. And like bigfoot.
Next, the Bandolino Whimzy. If you can't tell by the lack of pictures (or of me even putting on the right boot), I hated these. Flipping cheap as heck. Such a shame, I used to love Bandolino.
Last but not least, I've been looking for a comfy pair of pumps for a bachelorette party I'm attehding in March. Enter the Mix No. 6 Barbie pump.
When I took them out of the box, I thought CHEAP CHEAP... but in the pictures, I'm not so sure they look that cheap. They are remarkable comfortable for $30 shoes, but of course I sized up to an 8.5 and they are too big.
So, I'd say this was a pretty mixed bag.
I'm pretty tempted to keep the black pair at the top (Corso Como) and I love the brown pair (Nicole), but I just don't think they're gonna work in my life.
Jury's still out on the "cheap tan pair."
Keep em, lose em... what say you?!