Little Luxuries – Really Good Boots
When you are blessed with a combination of shockingly teeny feet and ankles and fairly shapely or muscular calves, it can be really difficult to find tall fitted boots that…fit. Throw in chronic DVT in one of those legs so that it’s constantly swollen, and finding said boots is practically a miracle.
With such limited selection, I’ve worn a lot of sub-par footwear in the fall/winter/springs of my life.
As someone who walks all over this city, I vowed that last year was the last year I would wear uncomfortable, poorly-constructed boots that crumble to dust within a week of carrying me to and fro in my day-to-day life.
So I skipped a couple of nights out and put a little extra money into the boot budget and hallelujah, didn’t I just stumble across a pair of beautiful brown leather “Hobart” boots from ecco, that, with a couple of holes added to the buckles of the left one, actually fit my feet AND legs.
There was no “breaking in” period. They were immediately comfortable. They don’t make my feet or my back hurt even after a full day of stomping around Toronto in them. And they’re attractive enough that I can wear them all day at work if I suddenly realize I am wearing crazy Halloween socks which would look absolutely nuts with my shoes.
With a little TLC (picture, if you will, me crooning softly to them while I give them a lovely mink oil massage), hopefully this little luxury will be one I can enjoy for years to come.
Do you guys think it’s worth it to shell out extra cash for really well-made shoes, or are you still at a point where your feet will accept whatever you put on them?
P.S. Is it my imagination or does my purse look a lot like a robotic frog head in this photo?