If you read my previous post about boot season, you'll remember that I said I wasn't really "into" any of the styles that were trending this year. I should have known better. Me? Not into the boot du jour? I now have a pair of "moto" boots on my Favorites list at Zappos, and I've bought a pair of Steve Madden's Troopas. I'm so in love with that pair, a distressed dark brown leather, that I can't wait until I have enough money to buy another color in that style. They're the perfect combat boot for women. They look a little more feminine than Doc Martens due to a little less lug on the sole. (Although I'll still be sporting my Docs this fall, too.) Steve Madden has a few other variations on the Troopa style of boot that I want, but just don't have the money for right now. Here are mine and some of the others.
|Steve Madden Troopa boots in Mocha leather|
|Find these at Zappos, Nordstrom, or Stevemadden.com|
|Steve Madden Flight boots|
|Flight boots at Zappos or Stevemadden.com|
|Steve Madden Troopa LE boots (Zappos, Nordstrom, stevemadden.com)|
|Rocket Dog Damita motorcycle boots|
Knee-high boots are very popular this fall, especially if they're flats and look like riding boots or motorcycle boots. And no matter what length/height the boot is, the hot color is Cognac. A rich, buttery light brown color in leather or faux leather is simply beautiful. Again, it's on my list. For now I'm happy to make due with the tall boots that I already have. I'm thrilled to have my Minnetonka boots in blue AND purple, and I have a pair of Chinese Laundry black suede boots that are knee-high.
|Minnetonka calf-high three layer fringe boots (Zappos or Minnetonka.com)|
|Skechers Abbot-Darling boots in cognac (Zappos)|
Another type of shoe/boot that's popular this year that I didn't mention before is the sneaker with a hidden wedge heel inside. I bought two pairs from Skechers, and they're both very, very comfortable. The height of the wedge heel in these is 2 3/4" or so, but it doesn't feel like more than 1". I love them and will wear them a lot this fall, I'm sure.
|Skechers Staked (Zappos, 6pm.com or Skechers.com)|
Also hugely popular this fall are boots with buckles anywhere on them. I became enamored of these Report boots in part due to the gold buckles, and also because of the gold toe cap (not much of a cap, but it's cool, nonetheless). They have a pointed toe AND run small, so it took a few orders until I found the right pair and size.
|Report Signature Fairfield boots|
|find these at Nordstrom or Zappos. They run small so order up 1/2 or whole size|
What kind of boots are you wearing this fall?