It's not easy being a size 11 shoe. I spend months trying to find shoes that fit and are comfortable. And with boot season knocking, I have been on a mad treasure hunt to find just that.
The mission: Brown boots
Length: Mid calf
Style: cute of course
Cost: Under $150
I ended up buying 4 pairs and after two trips to Nordstrom, returning the three misfits. I found out very quickly though, that my budget was close but not quite adequate as the prices ranged from $169 - $200.
1. Nordstrom Halogen Valor Boots
colors available: brown, taupe/gray and black.
Nordstrom has done such a good job with their in-house brand Halogen this year.
I love the Valor boots. Very comfortable, and they go over the knee or folded down. This folded down kind of looks like Puss N Boots to me, but it's a trend that I think I'll just have to get over. Ultimately I decided against them because they were a bit tippy. They had just enough of a heel that if I moved quickly I twisted my ankle/tripped. As a public service I decided not to get these an embarrass myself.
2. Corso Como "Randy" boot
colors available: Taupe, Whiskey and Brown
Tall, but not quite to the knee. Comfortable, but I decided I wanted to have the definition and contrast of "hardware" on the boot.
3) Halogen Hassafron
Look like Fryes but are more comfortable and a lot more affordable. The leather has a worn and unique look to it. Tend to run pretty room in the heel and ankle area. Truly sad they didn't fit. Surprisingly, Nordstrom doesn't have a photo of this boot.
4) And the winner: Miz Mooz "king boot"
colors: black and brown
What are you all finding? Any gems?