Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vicky ‘Cristina’ Barcelona

It was time to for me to replace my classic black high heeled boots.  It is always such a dreaded chore to hunt for those fantastically classic black boots that can go from work to play to what happens after play. ;)  It also just so happened that one of my readers was asking for help finding a great pair of boots.  So, in searching for her (and me) I came across these ‘Cristina’ black platform boots and literally swooned. 
Shopping for boots online can be a bit tricky.  Probably the most important thing and first thing to check is the circumference.  Measure your calf at the widest part to find out how big you need the circumference to be.  Take into consideration the material of the boot.  These have super soft satiny material on the inside which is a hint that the leather will not likely stretch too much.  So if your calf is larger than the 15” circumference of this boot, this is not the boot for you.  These also run small on the circumference end so unless you are ok with dealing with a higher likelihood of returning them, it may not be worth the hassle.

When I got them, my first thought was that they were sooo soft.  My second thought was that they were kinda heavy.  It worried me that they were going to be too heavy to run around in all day and night.  I tried them on and they felt rather delicious.  The fit was almost perfection.  They were a little snug getting them zipped up that first time.  But, once that zipper was up and I looked in the mirror, my thoughts were, THESE ARE HOT!  I figured it was worth dealing with them if they were going to be too heavy. 

I’ve worn them to just about every holiday event between Thanksgiving and New Years, including my New Year’s Eve celebrating.  The weight of the boot has no impact on the comfort or wearability.  The stacked heel is phenomenal on this boot.  For being on the higher side with a 4” heel and ¾” platform, walking in these boots is seriously effortless.  The tapered stacked heel gives you great balance.  What makes this boot sensational is the rubber sole that gives you unexpected, but very welcomed, added stability. 

The Graphite Suede
The round toe of the boot and simple design that is the CK signature, make these boots really sophisticated. The great padding on the inside sole cushion the ball of your foot so that you can prance The slight upturn of the toe make it modern which help take you from day to night with enough sexy that you’re both Vicky and Cristina and hotter than Barcelona in August all year round. ;)

If you’re looking for a little shoe TLC to keep your boots in tip top shape, be sure to check out my guest post on Cubicle Chic ‘Everyone Needs A Little Maintenance.’ 

  

18 comments:

WobiSobi said...

Love these!!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@WobiSobi - Thanks! Looking for boots?

SHOE SNOBS said...

these are cute, and looks to have enough support to get through a day at the office - nice choice!!

Terry said...

Those are definitely some HOT boots! Great choice!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Shoe Snobs - The height is so deceiving on these!! I seriously can't even describe it enough. The stacked heel and rubber sole seriously are sensational! *hearts*

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Terry - Thanks Terry! Aren't they fab?? Miss our twitter chats! xoxo *hearts*

Candice said...

exactly what I was looking for, they are AWESOME! Too bad I can't afford

Jennifer said...

love these! I really am in need of new boots, gonna hunt these down or a pair similar.

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WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Candice, they've been out for a while now.. I smell a sale coming soon!!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Jennifer - let me know if you need some help! Always happy to oblige! :) xoxo *hearts*

styleonthecouch said...

Great boots! I'm not sure how long my own knee highs will last in the nyc winter so good tip for me!

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WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@styleonthecouch- its like Murphy's law, when you need them, you can't find them... so its good to keep your eye open in case they come your way ;)

Fly11 said...

I love the way these boots say "I'm sexy when I wanna be!" The heel is really the selling point for me. I've had such difficulty finding the right shaped heel with the appropriate amount of thickness to match my style choice at this time. These boots truly resonated with me, great job!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Fly11- Thanks SuperFlyWoman! :) Boots are such a pill to get sometimes, but these are really fabulous. The leather is sooo supple and soft, they flop over. *swoon* you need to get a pair, seriously!

Miss you Doll!
xoxo

carolyn660 said...

Fabulous Tips and Fashion Boots! WOW!! Thank you so much!!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Carolyn660, You are SOO welcome! I hope to be helpful and inspire Shoe Closets EVERYWHERE.... :) *hearts*

shoe-radar.com said...

Fab boots they look sexy too!! xoxo

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Shoe-Radar - that's the icing on the cake for this pair Cutie!

*hearts*