In December, we’re going to a cold, snowy place where it’s around 5 degrees Celcius. As it’s sort of a business trip, my New Balance running shoes just don’t seem right for dinner, which means I get to buy a pair of boots.
Here’s my dilemma: My shoe size is 38 while the average in China is 35-36, or even smaller. To save money, I searched for CHEAP, stylish, PVC boots but no shop had my size! If they had large sizes, they were ugly, chunky boots only Gisele Bundchen could look good in 😛
My last resort is the mall retailer’s end of season sale, featuring top brands. I found 2 pairs of calf-length boots, both cost around MYR200+:
A. Black, low heeled, soft leather with 3 buckles
– by TeenMix (China brand)
– very comfortable, with square, roomy toebox
– very safe due to the ridged rubber sole
– Gothic or punkish look
– looks cool with skirts or shorts but boring under jeans or slacks
– leather isn’t that durable
– Hubby hates the ridged rubber sole and said they look like workmen’s boots
Opinion: I’d get more wear out of these boots in cold climates but they’re rather funky (and chunky) for a 30 something year old mother!
I know my Mum would hate this pair (Hubby already does) but it’s such a cool pair 🙂 Just wish they’d look nice under slacks or jeans too…but they don’t.
It has a feminine military look with a tapered calf and wedged, rubber heel (the pics show GOOD leather but the display pair had scuffed marks around the toebox. Does leather scuff that easily?) :
The ones I saw has 3 buckles instead of one.
B. Maroonish-red (almost coffee brown), 1.5 inch heel, stiff leather with simple stiching
– by Bata (Australia or Italy???)
– square, wide toebox but slightly too tight for thick socks
– good quality leather
– very stylish with skirts or slacks
Opinion: I look and feel good in these boots because of the heel, colour and design. Unlike that famous song by Lulu, these boots are NOT made for walking!
My IDEAL pair would be these:
Gaucho style low heeled boots (one of the top 10 women’s boots rated by The Independent)
It’s been almost 2 weeks since my search but I don’t think I’d be able to find them at MYR200+.
Here’s where I need your help: Which pair of boots should I go for? Let me know your thoughts, please, please, please! I only have till Friday to decide or they’ll be gone…
P/S Thanks so much for your time – this frumpy Mum needs all the fashion help she can get. I’d hate to regret my buying decision later!!!!