New Look ‘Calm’ boots, £24.99
I featured these boots a couple of weeks ago, and talked a bit about my new-found love of low-heeled ankle boots, for those times when comfortable and casual is the only way to go. Well, I have a couple of events coming up this month which fit that description, and I’d managed to find an ASOS discount code giving me 10% off (Not much on a purchase of £24.99, sure, but every little helps…) so I decided to grab a pair before they sold out.
Well, they arrived last week, and you know what? I absolutely love them. I’m still not used to gushing over casual shoes, but these really were everything I’d been looking for, and at a much lower price-point than I was expecting to have to pay, so I’m afraid I DID do a bit of gushing when the parcel arrived.
As I mentioned in my last post, these aren’t real leather, and for £24.99, I doubt anyone would expect them to be. They have nice, hard-wearing uppers, though, and are the perfect shade of camel, so they feel pretty good quality for the money. (I know this is probably really strange of me, but I’ve never really been one to insist on boots having leather uppers: as long as they feel reasonably good quality and don’t have that “cheap shoes” smell, I’m good.) They’re also possibly the most comfortable pair of boots currently in my possession: the low heel, combined with the support from the ankle, makes them a dream to walk in, even when I’m going to be doing a lot of it.
Best of all, though, as far as I’m concerned, is the fact that these have a relatively narrow ankle-opening (at least in comparison to some other boots in this style), which means I feel less like a golf-club when I wear them. I also like the fact that although they fall into the “comfortable and practical” category for me, they still give me a bit of extra height, which is always welcome.
Size-wise, I ordered my usual size 4 and they fit perfectly, so I’d say they’re true to size. One word of warning, though: I bought these at ASOS because they’d sold out of my size at New Look itself. I see that they’ve now sold out of a couple of sizes at ASOS too, so I guess I’m not the only one who found herself in need of some new boots recently!