Two or three years ago — almost to the day — I was sitting in Cape Cod late at night with friends talking about my dream pair of brown boots. I wanted ones with a bit of a heel — but not a high heel, per se. And maybe in a earthy or camel-y tone. And … I tried to locate just the right pair, surfing on my Blackberry but couldn’t. And now years, later, I still haven’t indulged in that fantastical unicorn — my perfect pair of brown boots. Sure, I have black ones and olive-y ones. But those brown ones? Elusive.
I still don’t own a pair. But I am obsessed with the search for the perfect brown boots.
It would help if I knew what exactly meant though. To be blunt, my ideal pair of brown boots is more of a feeling than a description — I want edgy and a little funky.
The Merrel Captiva High Waterproof ones above? Love. I’m a longtime fan of Merrell shoes. My seven-year-old son Will has had a new pair almost every fall since he started walking. And I am well-familiar with how rugged and comfortable they are — both great things. But when I saw these fabulous waterproof leather boots, I was beyond smitten. I love when a comfortable, durable shoe is also super cute. Wouldn’t these be killer with leggings and a long sweater for apple picking this fall? Or on the sidelines at a soccer game? (Merrell, $200)
The pair to the left is one of my very favorite pairs of riding boots that I’ve seen. These Calista riding boots from Tory Burch (Bloomingdales, $495) are pretty darn fabulous. Check out all the amazing details — the buckle ankle strap, the logo, the stitching. These are boots I could wear every day and be so happy.
Of course, the price is a little beyond my budget.
Will I be buying perfect pair of brown boots soon? Probably not. But I am still searching for the right ones anyway.
Looking for your perfect brown boots? Here are some more styles that caught my eye:
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