In the winter months, I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. I can’t wear shoes that expose my feet in any way, shape or form. i’m illogical a lot… But you have to draw the line somewhere.
I’m a big fan of partially-leg-covering footwear. You know, boots. Not all boots are created equal, however. I rarely drive and end up walking just about everywhere. For this, I cannot wear these:
….as much as I might like to. The thought alone makes my ankles twitch.
For walking boots, I require these things:
- A small heel. Flat boots are okay, but it’s so hard to find some that don’t make you look like Link.
- A chunky heel. Baby stilettos not only look creepy, but are creepy. And uncomfortable/unstable/all that important stuff.
- An almond or rounded toe. Square toes and pointy toes have no place on walking boots – or maybe any boots…
Attempting to acquire boots is kind of a scary thing for broke-ass people – don’t you think so? I always assume that I’m not going to find boots I want for less than $150. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case!
Walking Boots under $100
Doc Martens Engineer Boot | $81.80
This is an insane deal. These Docs retail for $130, and they’re on sale RIGHT before winter hits – not a common snag! They also come in some grey/beige/white colors. I can’t decide which I like better.
Steve Madden Troopa Boot | $99
I believe Jen is obsessed with these… I feel like she mentioned it in an issue of the Broken Record in the days of yore, but maybe I’m thinking of another boots. Probably not, though – these are bitchin’.
Blowfish Wright Boot | $69.95
I’m diggin’ the fabric look on this pair… What do you think? Is cloth fabric a boot-appropriate material?
Nomad Matador Boot | 79.95
This is the wildcard selection for this post. Mostly because I like to have names for things. I am oddly attracted to these, and I’m trying to be comfortable with it, but it’s just not working. You can deny that these look awesome, though. You just can’t.