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22 January 2012 @ 05:01 pm
to boot or not to boot?  
Do I want these boots?
 
 
I'm feeling: confusedindecisive
 
 
 
unintentional baitredheadedmuse on January 22nd, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
I want you in those boots. But it's probably not the boots.
ruthless compassion: hipsaroraborealis on January 22nd, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
:D
m.entrope on January 23rd, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Me too, actually. :)
Trying to do one true beautiful thing: shoesgeekchick on January 22nd, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, you do. (But then I'm not exactly known for either having or encouraging restraint in purchasing shoes/boots.)
Scheherazade is my patron saint.: black shoea_kosmos on January 22nd, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Second.
Theory Slut: Bootdesiringsubject on January 22nd, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
IMO, they are an interesting in-between boot. So, I would say that if they are comfortable enough to wear to work, then yes. But I'm not sure they're fabulous enough for "special-night-on-the-town" boots. However, they are way more fabulous than one's everyday "I'm-wearing-boots" boots. So yeah, I think they're amazing as comfortable boots, and kindof eh as special occasion boots.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on January 22nd, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
This is basically exactly what has me torn on them. If they had a chunkier heel, I would be more confident that they would be extra-special day-to-day boots, but with the narrow heel, I question it.

Probably the only way to be sure is to try them on, but I hate having to send things back if they don't work out. Hmph!
Theory Slut: Bootdesiringsubject on January 22nd, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
I hate that too. What I hate worse is Totally Failing To Do So! And then basically having bought and paid for something that becomes clutter. This is why I pretty much don't buy shoes online... :/

But I am so pleased to have the perfect icon for this discussion!
Keys and locks, roots and branchesomnia_mutantur on January 22nd, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
They are lovely boots, but unless they are a really good price or truly comfortable, I think there are lovelier boots out there.
Regytregyt on January 23rd, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
I basically agree with this. I mean, they'd look spectacular on you, but anything would look spectacular on you! It doesn't speak especially well of them as the best of their kind, is all.
sabriel_sabriel_ on January 23rd, 2012 06:35 am (UTC)
Agreed as well. :)
But I don't tend to go for narrow heels!
Molotov Coqtiz: Wilde in Tartueestiplika on January 23rd, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
I agree with the commenter before me: unless these are particularly comfy or a spectacular deal, there are more fun or more versatile (ahem) boots out there. I would even go shopping with you to find them!

But this reminds me that there was this one other item that you said you would buy once you had a job that allowed for some frivolous purchases again ... have you? (::leers::)
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 23rd, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
yes
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m.entrope on January 23rd, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with this comment!
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on January 23rd, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
They are cute but don't quite say FM! I mean, they would if you were conservative or something, but they have just a little of everything you want without committing to it. I'd say hold out for something....more.
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 23rd, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
Also check out Duo Boots. You can choose your calf width.
Mizarchivist: Bootsmizarchivist on January 23rd, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
My instinct was "I hope you have already bought them," but with the caveat, they'd best be ones that make your feet (reasonably) happy.
mirandamissionista on January 23rd, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
You definitely want those boots. OK, I want those boots.
drwexdrwex on January 23rd, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I read the other comments first
My initial unbiased reaction was "Those are very stylish boots" and thus a "yes." However, on reading about the heel and your preferences I look back at them and sadly agree - it looks not quite good enough. Of course, getting new heels on boots is a relatively simple thing...
m.entrope on January 23rd, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
I love the lacing on the back and the high calf, and the leather quality looks quite buttery and nice.

I don't know, though - they look sort of narrow and pointy (and would therefore kill my own personal feet, YMMV) and the heel could cause a perilous lack of balance, being where it is, if you plan to wear them outside. I think you should try them on.

Also, I bet the cobbler in davis square could totally give you a new heel. He's amazing.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on January 24th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
They deserve a default yes in the world where closets have infinite space, but I concur with others that they'll be most worthwhile if you love them *and* can wear them to work. In that case, I think their girliness quotient is similar to yours as I read it, which is a problem I have with boots! For first-date boots, you could probably do better.