What do you do when your favorite brand of tall boots are sold to the people at Victoria’s Secret, who promptly start making them out of subpar materials and ruin them forever? What.do.you.do?
You take your beloved Ciao Bella pair to the cobbler over and over again, until he tells you that it’s time to let them go. So you order every pair of simple black boots you can find. You travel to store after store solely to try on boots.
You decide that money is no object. Cost-per-wear, Belle, cost.per.wear! But not even the $687 Frye boots you try come close to the perfection of the pair you lost. And it doesn’t matter anyway, because you need to eat this month…or do you?
Clearly, you’re starting to crack.
You give up. You wear pumps and flats. And then, you spot a Corso Como sale on Gilt. You have credit, why not give their boots a try?
They arrive. You stare into the box. You’ve been disappointed so many times. But you put them on…and they’re perfect. Cue the angel chorus.
You stare at yourself in the mirror and think, “Am I dreaming? A comfortable, simple boot for under-$75? I thought these were an urban shoe myth!”
But they’re very real. These boots are simple and elegant–no buckles, no straps, no medallions. The shaft is a good height, and a good width. They’re comfortable out of the box.
So you run to your computer, buy the other color and order a back-up pair in black. You know, just in case.