I feel like I should show you some more pairs of boots. We’ve now reached that time of year when my fellow UK shoe bloggers start to put up posts talking about how excited they are for winter, because it means they can wear coats and boots. And I always read those boots and think, “Seriously? Do you live in a different UK from me?” Because really, where I am, you could pretty much wear coats and boots all year round: it’s only my love of summer fashion and peep toes that stops me doing it.
So I’m afraid I can’t share in the “boots” excitement. Oh sure, there are some great boots out there, but most of them don’t really do it for me. And I much prefer the way most of my clothes look with shoes, so… meh. I’m sad.
For a pair of boots to really catch my eye, then, there has to be something every special about them – like those spiked heels I showed you on the Brian Atwood thigh boots yesterday. Or like the beautiful blue suede on these Hush Puppies knee boots, say.
Now, Hush Puppies is a brand I am guilty of more or less ignoring. I know they have a reputation for quality and comfort, but they also tend to err on the side of “sensible”, so I must admit, I was surprised to find that they were the brand behind these boots. I mean, look at them: the bright colour, the button embellishments (I love buttons on boots), the little patent inserts: they’re just gorgeous. And if I really HAVE to submit to winter footwear, then I want it to be bright and cheerful. A bit like this:
It’s hard for me to decide which colour I like best, here, so I’m going to leave that up to you, and simply tell you that these are £83 and are available from Spartoo.