Tan patent shoe boots from New Look

Nude patent shoe boots from New Look

Last winter, I fell in love with a pair of leather shoe boots from Aldo, in the perfect shade of “nude” (for me). And I didn’t buy them. I feel like a lot of my shoe-stories begin and end with me loving shoes and not buying them, but honestly, that’s how I seem to go through life. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now, wouldn’t you?

I had good reason for not buying those boots, though, because as well as being a little out of my budget at the time, they were also a very pale leather, and while I’ve never been one to shy away from the idea of impractical footwear, I felt that pale leather boots were too much even for me: those babies were just ASKING to be ruined the first time I wore them, basically.

Enter these New Look shoe boots. These are also a great, neutral shade, which will allow them to be worn with anything, but, crucially, they have patent uppers, which means that they’re not going to pick up stains nearly as easily as pale, soft leather would. This is one area where sometimes man-made uppers win out for me: if I know I’m probably going to wreck them, then I’m not going to invest a huge amount of money in buying them, and at just £19.99, I think these could be a good winter buy. It helps that I really like the shape of them, too.

Click here to buy them at New Look (who, incidentally, currently have a whole section of “Forties Inspired” fashion on their website right now. The 40s influence isn’t all that obvious with some of the stuff, but I still found a few items to add to the wishlist!


  • But isn’t the whole point of nude shoes that they make your legs look longer because they match the shade of your legs? Unless you were wearing these boots with bare legs they wouldn’t give you any leg-lengthening, and I can’t really see why you would be wearing boots rather than shoes if the weather was warm enough for bare legs.

  • I fell in love with this style of boot about two years ago when Mr Louboutin brought out a pair. I tried them on and nearly fell over and haven’t like them nearly as much since. I do love these but I am not sure how much wear I’d get out of that colour. Although I do agree with you Amber – it is a very nice colour.

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