This year I decided to get a pair of knee high boots. I’m short so I was trying to stay away from boots with big details because I feel like they would overwhelm me. I could be wrong but I like to work my way up to things. I chose these MIA 2 Pali Boots and they’ve become my favorites. We went away last weekend and I only brought these and a pair of flip flops for the pool, this is saying something as I nearly always over pack shoes just in case. The soles of these are flexible rubber that is just bouncy enough and they’ve never given me blisters. The zippers are on the outsides of the legs and are a nice chunky weight. The detail that really sold me, though, was that the snap closure on the sides holds down the zipper pull. The boots are made of thin leather and do crumple a bit at the ankle, no more or less than any other pair of boots but the smooth ankle shown in the picture isn’t how they actually look when worn.
Above: my feet on the dining room table, that is a large copper cookie cutter of the Eiffel Tower which I have to return to a friend there in the background.
I really like that the folds over the vamp break up the line of the foot and give it a cute edge, I think they make my feet look smaller. (I know I’m the only one noticing the size of my feet, but still.) They are on sale right now and I almost want to buy a pair in the dark or light brown color.
If I’d been paying closer attention I would have seen these similar but higher quality MIA Women’s Bridgeport Riding Boot, which are on sale for almost half price right now. I’d buy these in a second if they were still available in my size. Maybe in tan. Darn. (Ooh, they are still available here in my size. Tempting. Seeing how much I like the other pair I think these would be worth it.)
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