OK, winter is slowly hitting Toronto's streets so we have all taken our stylish boots out of the closet by now, haven't we? You know what I mean by stylish boots -- the sexy ones that go with skirts but aren't exactly warm or waterproof enough to wear when the nasty weather really hits. I was so dismayed to see women wearing flip flop sandals while I was in NY a couple of weeks ago. (Gasps all around!) I don't care how balmy the weather was down south -- wearing flip flops at the end of October, unless you are in a tropical paradise, is a fashion Faux pas...but I digress.
What Shoelover really wants to talk about today are these boots by Heirs & Grace. They are a Aussie company who dub themselves a "life saving concept in fashionable, comfortable, stylish, fun, funky platform wedge heeled shoes." (Well, that's a mouthful.) Their signature is a fitted, sheepskin boot. I must admit, they do look fashionable and dare I say it....practical. (There, I said it, they look practical. Please don't hold it against me. I want to see a show of hands from all the women out there, who, after a long day at work, come home with groceries, kids, sick dogs in tow and wish they wouldn't have worn their $400 stilettos that day...) There, now you know that Shoelover has a dirty secret....I sometimes crave comfort but please don't interpret that as dowdy.
I'll admit, the hot pink ones look a little go-go-girl-ish (women dancing in cages comes to mind) but the brown ones aren't so bad. Another reason I like these boots: Fashion Wire Daily calls them "a cure for Uggs." Thank you FWD. After seeing some people -- who will remain anonymous -- resurrect their Uggs this season, I believe the time is rips for Australia to give us some fashionable shoes that don't look as if they fell out of your ski boot. Whoever thought that wearing non-waterproof shoes that look like they were made out of insulation material was a good idea should have their fahionista privileges removed. Your thoughts?