Well, I’m sure you were all waiting with baited breath…I ended up buying the ankle wedge booties (no surprise there – I’m TERRIBLE at resolutions…) and am pleased to report back that they are totally worth it! The style is available at several e-tailers, including My Habit, Shopbop, Piperlime and Zappos. While my favorite color was the Taupe Suede at My Habit:
I went with the black suede because I wasn’t crazy about the return policy at My Habit in case the boots didn’t fit or I hated them. Piperlime has them in Mocha Leather (not wild about it) and the price is almost $125 MORE!
Originally priced at all sites for $375, and currently ranging in price from $325 to $176, I decided to order from Zappos where they were listed for $177. I ordered them at 7 pm and no joke, they were on my front door step the following afternoon – less than 24 hours after ordering them! Way to go, Zappos! After several outfit pairings I’m happy to report that they look really cute with skinny jeans and boot cut jeans, and add the perfect rocker/bad ass vibe to a very full plaid maxi skirt that trends a little too much toward Ma Wilder for my taste. They are surprisingly comfortable, and don’t make my arches or heels ache after hours of wearing. The quality of the leather is very good, and the laces and lace holes are substantial and well cut. Best of all, paired with dark tights or leggings, they make you legs look a mile long…never a bad thing!
And unlike a certain pair of uber high wedge booties sold by a certain Fashion It Girl on her own monthly shoe site, you can actually drive in these because the sole is flat and you can feel the gas and brake pedals!
So all in all I’m giving the style and the shopping experience 5 stars. If you want to go on a fashion adventure of your own, this is one that I would recommend!