Every season, Boden seem to release a shoe that instantly becomes a “must have” – appearing on fashion blogs and Instagram accounts everywhere, and being snapped up by Boden aficionados before they can get even CLOSE to hitting the “sale” section.
I’ve no idea if these Isabel flats will be that shoe for this season, and I suspect they’re not going to be a “must have” for everyone. I, however, love them: they’re such a nice twist on the classic flat, and so much more “special” than this type of shoe normally gets to be. Boden, however, are really good at dressing up the flat – I mean, who could forget last year’s jewel-encrusted flats, for instance? (Not me: I bought a pair of them…) These ones aren’t quite in that league, but they’re certainly far dressier than a regular old flat, with that glitter/metallic upper, and the cute little bow on the t-strap.
The sandal back, along with the delicate-looking uppers, are probably going to make these very much an “indoor events only” kind of shoe – I don’t think they’d hold up too well to the typical winter weather we get here in the UK, for instance – but we all need shoes for special occasions, and I know a lot of my readers will pleased to find a pair that aren’t heels, for once. As well as the two colours shown, these also come in a navy/violet satin mix, and they’re £69 full price, although as Boden are forever releasing discount codes and the like, I’d recommend doing a quick search to see if you can find any money-off voucher codes before hitting the “buy” button. If you can force yourself to wait until sale time, meanwhile, you might just be able to grab a bargain – assuming they’re still in stock by then!