Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Boot-boots-boots-boots-movin' up an' down again

So, I am a big fan of the flat knee-high boot. They feature heavily in both my work and weekend wardrobes. It's flat boots and a (usually knee-length) skirt for the office, and flat boots and skinny jeans at the weekend. I have many pairs, but my tan pair from Zara and navy pair from Office get the most wear. However, the tan boots are on their last legs, and a replacement must be sought.

There are some strict criteria - the must be flat, they must be leather, and they must be fairly plain.

I have found my perfect pair: £140 (but I have a lovely friend with a lovely staff discount, so that's £105 to me. Still a fairly hefty price tag, but these boots are quality). They are called PRINCE2 Classic Riding Boot, and I love them in tan - just look at these beauties:

But here's the rub: I ordered them online and await my order with great anticipation. Then into my email pings a message from Topshop telling me they are now sold out. No matter, I soldier on, locate them via Topshop's online stock checker at Selfridges. Hot foot it to Selfridges - they haven't got them. I check the online stock checker again. They have them at their Knightsbridge store. I have been phoning off the hook to check stock with them but there is no answer.

The other boots I have been online stalking are these sand coloured, flat over-the-knee boots from Zara, called Flat Sole Boot XL. A steal at £69.99 but have been sold out in a 39 for ages. I check several times a day for stock updates, but there is no sign of this boot coming back. Zara, you've let me down.

In the meantime, here are some possible alternatives:

ASOS CLEO Leather Plain Long Leg Pull On Boots, for a bargainous £65

Porto Riding Boots from Schuh for £100

Nyrree Pull On Classic Boot from Ted Baker, in the sale at ASOS, for £120

Boots boots boots boots - will you ever be mine?

1 comment:

  1. Readers! The ASOS CLEO Leather Plain Pull-on Boots have been reduced in the sale, and are now £52. I have ordered them and will be reporting back as soon as they arrive - watch this space. x