I’M A 20-SOMETHING Brooklyn girl in search of the perfect leather boot. I need something that will work from fall to spring, that I can wear uptown to work, downtown to play, that can stand up to miles of walking around without killing my feet. I’m back on my feet after a layoff, so I’d like to celebrate with an appropriately practical, classic and useful purchase.
Manolo says, this heartfelt plea poses the serious philosophical question: Is there such the thing as the perfect boot? Can one boot meet all of our many and varied boot-wearing needs?
The Manolo must answer, no, there is no such thing as the platonic, perfect-for-the-every-occasion boot. This is why God invented the shoe closet, so that we may store our perfect-for-walking-around-Manhattan boots next to our perfect-for-working-uptown boots, while we are wearing our perfect-for-downtown-playing boots.
Happily, although ultimate perfection may be beyond the reach of mortals, there are still good, general purpose boots that will satisfy most of your day-to-day needs.
Here is the Aden from Delman ($479, Zappos.com), one such low-heel, knee-high classic that will serve many of your needs.
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