Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Quest For Black Boots

To quote the inimitable Cher Horowitz from Clueless, "you've seen how picky I am about my shoes, and they only go on my feet."  I have been looking for a pair of black boots for about eight months, and I think I finally found them.

I am very particular about footwear, in particular boots, for a number of reasons that I will now list:

  • I need boots that are both comfortable AND stylish, which is pretty hard to find--what the hell, bootmakers?
  • I need boots that can be worn with skirt and jeans and look fabulous with both
  • I have huge calves because I'm a runner and because of genetics, so I have a hard time finding boots I can actually zip up--forget about wearing them over jeans, I will probably never be able to do that.
  • I hate those boots that have a weird shape and make your foot look like a duckbill
Cute boot but looks like a duckbill
To date, I have ordered and tried on nearly every pair of black boots Endless.com has to offer.  I'm half expecting them to just cut me off because I'm wasting so much of their money on shipping costs and not keeping anything.  Even last night, BF asked me, "how many pairs of boots do you actually own?"  The answer is two--one pair of brown boots, and my cowboy boots.  Even though literally 30 pairs of black boots have come into my house in the last eight months, I have not kept a single pair.

Then, I got an email from Ebates telling me that Endless.com was having a sale plus 13% Ebates cash back, and I realized that this is the perfect time of year to buy boots.
So what do you think, blogosphere?  They're dressy, but not too dressy; they have a wide shaft; there's a little heel, but I can still walk to work in them; and they're by Clarks who make decent, long-lasting shoes.  Victory is mine!!

With luck, these will be the boots I'm wearing for the next five years!


  1. They look great! My BFF loves Clark's, she as a pair of their shoes that she's been wearing for many years!!

  2. Love them! Nothing says I love me like a good pair of black boots, and I'm with you, not just any pair will do. Congrats!

  3. I'm ridiculously in love with the duck bill pair and wondering who makes them. And if I can pull them off and make them look unducky.

  4. They are Miz Mooz--I actually ordered two pairs of them-one matte, one shiny--hoping that they would work, but sadly, it was not to be.