A WINTER’S BOOT

BY LINDA LE BROCK

I live in Ojai where an alarming number of women wear sandals with socks in the winter. There are no words to describe my feelings about this footwear choice. Truly, new expletives need to be created, to follow the words, “What the (fill in the blank) are on your feet?!?!?” My friend Dana, a painter with  innate great style, lives in Santa Cruz and shares my passionate response to this footwear trend, woefully and often, found in her community. Her winter look includes some kind of beautiful sweater over a fitted tank, cute jeans, and wicked-cool boots. Every winter I drool over her boots. This winter her killer boot find is a pair of Born short, western boots. She says these are ridiculously comfortable. Some Born shoes to my mind, sacrifice style for comfort, but these, I thought were really really cute. She always looks for a boot with a bit of a heel, because they are girly, but still kind of tough and sexy. Bada-bing!

Below are her boots and some other choice boot picks!

Born Boot–Karin in Canoe at overland.com

Born Boot Karin in Canoe

Paul Smith at Zappos

Paul Smith

Eliza Boot by Vintage Shoe Company at vintageshoecompany.com

Eliza boot by Vintage Shoe Company

Frye Carmen Harness at Zappos

Frye Carmen harness

Frye Vera Hiker boot at Zappos

Frye Vera Hiker boot

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4 Responses “A WINTER’S BOOT”

  1. Pam Baumgardner February 15, 2012 12:35 am #

    I bought myself a pair of boots this winter, first time since…the 80′s? I’m loving them!

    • Flirtini February 15, 2012 12:37 am #

      Details details! Color, style and so forth??

      • Dana February 15, 2012 1:28 am #

        Homage to moi? How sweet and I feel, well….honored. And BTW I’m still coveting those Eliza boots They are so cool! Guess I’ve got to sell another painting to justify the purchase.

        • Linda February 15, 2012 10:27 pm #

          You need to own those! The leather is butter!!

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