I'm on a quest to help every working girl find stylish shoes to maximize fashion & practicality. This is an easy reference site to help find fashionable shoes that are still professional, comfortable & practical. While I love my Manolos, most of us can only splurge once in a while so I also promote affordability.
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. ;)