Running shoes aside, laces are conspicuous by their absence in the shoeper shoe closet. This isn’t because I don’t like them – actually, it’s mostly because I’m too lazy to bother with them – but it is true to say that it’s been a while since I found a lace-up style I loved.
These ‘Gossip’ boots from ASOS have almost swayed me, though. They have a nice Victoriana/Gothic feel to them that I like, and I suspect the lace-up fronts will also make them that bit more adjustable than most knee boots, so those of us whose calves are either too skinny or too wide for regular knee boots will find them a better fit.
If you’d like to test that theory out for yourself, they’re £60 at ASOS.