I have been searching (more like digging for a buried treasure that does not exist) for trendy brown lace up boots in my size. I have gone to tens of stores, searched a number of online sites and ultimately gave up. No one sold boots in my size and I was getting upset (actually cried…maybe not but I did on the inside). Finally, I decided to tap into a territory that I am not usually keen on touching upon…buying womens boots.
Yes, those boots are womens boots and I am not ashamed. I tested to see if people could tell first; I sent them to my girls at work and asked for their opinion. They did not even realize they were womens boots. Therefore, I was sold. Now, I FINALLY have boots that actually fit my feet. I don’t have to stuff the shoes or use inserts to force my feet to fit comfortably.
Surprisingly, Vans carries my size in shoes and they have a cute OTW collection. The collection uses suede, leather, waxed canvas, nubuck, etc. This collection parts from the stereotypical Vans collection since it includes more GQ-esque shoes. You can see bucks-, boat shoes- and dessert boots-inspired shoes. It’s why I love this collection–the shoes are completely my style. I’m excited for the next OTW collection since I own 3 pairs (oops).