The Vine: September 6, 2013
I really, really want some boots this fall. I try half-assedly every year to make this happen, but usually give up because it's just so darn difficult.
See, I have super high arches, and most boots will simply not fit over them. Or rather, in order to get a boot to fit over the arch, the foot bed has to be about three sizes too big, which of course leaves my foot just swimming, even with inserts. Really, any of the on-trend shoes with decorative bits that buckle over the ankle and across the top of the foot are usually one to two inches short of buckling on me.
I'm hoping to hear from others with this same problem if there are any go-to brands, and then I'll start making purchases from Zappos/Endless. I'm thinking riding boots, though I am a pretty casual person so I don't like anything too sleek/elegant. And I hate the slouchy/baggy look. I don't want much of a heel, and a chunky or wedge one at that. I like a rich brown leather, not black, though I'm totally open to leather alternatives.
I'm willing to pay up to probably $300, and I'd like the boot to look nice (not cheap) and hopefully last at least a few years.
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