Footwear for Winter

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by BonnieJean, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

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    Ok I love those sneaker ones but again practical hahahahalol

    Do you have your sorrels ready like the rest of us northern ladies ZombieGirl?
     
  2. ZombieGirl

    ZombieGirl One of the Regulars

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    Yup. :rolleyes: I live in a small town where practicality is king so I'm not worried about what boots I'll be stepping out in on most days. If I run into some cute boots that would work for dressing up I might buy them but I'm not too worried about it.
     
  3. Lottie

    Lottie Familiar Face

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    I ordered these yesterday:

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    (flip flops city hikers)

    hopefully they'll fit.
    Not all too glamourous, I know, but having torn/injured almost every ligament there is in my left knee in the past 3 years I'm really not going wear heels when it starts to snow here (last year there was ice on almost every sidewalk..). And they look warm and comfy and a bit less rigid than my usual doc martens. :)
     
  4. Porcelina

    Porcelina New in Town

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    http://www.shoon.com/womens-shoes/boots-casual-boots/cara-lace-wash-ankle-black.htm

    I just bought these! Very comfortable, and to replace a well-worn pair exactly like them but with a much lower heel. They have lasted me about 5 years but the sole has finally given out.

    Last winter I bought a pair of Victorian style knee-high boots from Jones the Bootmaker, completely gorgeous, so I think with these 2 pairs I am set for winter! Phew! That's the boots dilemma over with with a good couple of years I hope.
     
  5. Have just seen TWO of the perfect pairs of boots, but the shop in my city centre's website hasn't updated from Spring to Autumn yet! COME ON, I need to spread the beauty.

    I'll describe them for now. ;)

    First is a lower-heel ankle boot in brown leather that's kind of a wrap-style closing - I'm not sure if you do them up or if you just slip your foot in, with a fur trim around the top.

    The second pair have a higher heel and lace up. They have a fur trim too, but the trim goes right down the front of the shoe, with the laces and are black.

    Both are exquisite, and I am hoping to purchase a pair, so if I get some I will post pictures for you!

    xx
     
  6. poggleberry

    poggleberry One of the Regulars

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    Some 'Granny Boots' I've advertised in the classified, please have a look if your interested.
    Size 5, Drapers of Glastonbury.
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  7. GlamourDoll

    GlamourDoll Familiar Face

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    Try trashydiva.com for Miss L Fire shoes or there website. They are currently putting out some really cute repo vintage booties for the winter!
     
  8. I finally bought them!! I think if I can scrounge enough money next month, i'm gonna buy the brown. Brown has a zip and a lower heel. really authentic looking :)

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  9. annet

    annet One of the Regulars

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    those are cute! very nice :D

    i could really use some winter footwear, i don't have anything remotely vintage looking (except for saddle shoes but they won't get me through the coldest month and i don't like wearing them with skirts or dresses. i have large feet for my size and when not partly covered by pant legs the saddles look like boats imho :D)
    too bad shops here only tend to sell the super trendy stuff. oh and i'm broke :( maybe i should get my mother to buy me a pair of higher boots..
     
  10. after those babies, (£68!) i am seriously broke now! the company that I bought them from is kangnai, although they don't seem to have updated their website, but in their store they have loads of vintage-inspired footwear! Have you flicked back through this thread? I'm sure there are some that will deliver to where you are!
    xxx
     
  11. annet

    annet One of the Regulars

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    why is there never enough money for everyone :) i have taken a quick look but i don't want to get tempted too much-and i'm scared i'll buy another high heeled boot so i still don't have anything for long walks! (a very weak back here-can't wear any heels higher than 2.5 inches :()
     
  12. ah that's fair enough. Topshop did some really nice boots last year, suede, flat and furry and they were around the £35 mark, I bet if you have a look at places like ASOS, schuh and things you could find a suitable and pretty boot with no heel! xx
     
  13. annet

    annet One of the Regulars

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    you are a very nice person! just saying :)
     
  14. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    Annie those boots are gorgeous! I can't wear heels that high any more, alas.
     
  15. aaah, you just made my day :')

    the others are definitely a friendlier height! If they do update their website i will let you know because they are really the most authentic ones i've seen so far! xx
     
  16. Lily Powers

    Lily Powers Practically Family

    Quite a few booties have a hidden platform inside, and can take off 1/2 -3/4 inch of heel height when you have the shoe on. Unless I'm familiar with the brand, I tend not to buy online because that ratio of heel height v ball of the foot can make a huge difference in comfort.

    But I certainly agree with you that the boots Annie bought are adorable!
     

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