Tuesday, January 7, 2014
In my effort to prep for Winter fashions at the start of last Fall, I needed to find some great boots. It gets overwhelming to find boots, especially online where you can’t feel the quality of leather and if the measurements are accurate. That boot shaft is so tricky! And more than anything, it’s easy to feel frumpy when you’re layering for what feels like an eternity. BUT, I was crazy lucky to take a chance on my whim to get the Harper boots from J. Crew.
The heel is ¾” but for someone who’s so used to wearing heels, you feel like you’re barefoot from how low you are. I’ve had flats and other flat boots that actually hurt my heels after wearing them for long stretches of time. Not the case with these. The inner cushions in the soles are fantastic. They take about one or two good wearings to form to your feet. After that, its like you’re not even wearing shoes. They feel like really comfy socks. The toe box has lots of room to wiggle your toes in and help if you should be on your feet so long that your feet swell.
These are not boots that stand up on their own. They flop over because the leather is that soft. These have to be stored in their box with the tissue to keep them looking their best through the seasons. I say through the seasons because I’ve not stopped wearing them since I first got them. They were perfect for Fall, phenomenal for Winter and just right for the chilly Spring moments.
I loved the brown suede pair so much, I had to get them in black leather. They also come in Cognac and Grey Suede. And just like the first pair, they have not disappointed. I really love the sleek silhouette these boots give you. They don’t slouch down around your ankle after a few hours of wear. They stay in place just as when you first zipped them up. They have enough room in the ankle for folding in straight leg jeans and even more room with skinnies, leggings and tights. They don’t dig into your foot or any part of your ankle when walking or sitting. The boot shaft is perfect for those of us with toned calves measuring a generous 14 ½” thanks to the extended calf design.
They all have a gold zipper that has a chic little tabbed snap that covers the top of the zipper. The only downside I’ve found to that is when you cross your legs. That little extra covering on the zipper top can dig into your leg a bit, but that’s generally the case with all knee high boots. And more than anything, you look and feel fabulous through the entire Winter season… the endless compliments you get each time you wear them also help put some bounce in your step. ;)
It seems that the secret is out on these as they’ve sold out on the J. Crew site. But don’t fret. You can score yourself a good pair, at quite a nice deal, on Ebay. In my quick searches, most are at a 50% discount on the “Buy It Now” option. So go boot the winter blues with this great Ebay bargain!