(Photo taken by Rebecca of The Clothes Horse, with whom I met up… I didn't break out into a jig though…)
>> What can I say – I'm a fashion journo hack mode that can't come up with a title better than this one even though as a song title it's probably been shoved into many, MANY article standfirsts. Still, I stand by the choice given that it's 100% apt for these 80%20% boots which I've been wearing non-stop. It's a shoe label that I've come to discover first hand through a weird and wonderful job that again, I can't quite talk about yet (I promise I'm not being mysterious on purpose… ), and their Adair hiking boots from their A/W 10/11 collection have since been doing a lot of walking in addition to jumping, running, jogging and also prancing. I am also indeed prone to do a little bit of a jig in the street if I've had a very good meal or I've bagged a bargain in the sales, and these boots are also good for err… jig purposes.
As a general rule of thumb in the designer heel comfort rankings (and this is personal for me and applicable to LENGTHS of walking as opposed to a few dance steps at a party…), LD Tuttle shoes are good for walking day and night in, Miu Miu/Marni chunky heels are good for walking all night long and as a zany addition, Atalanta Weller wedges give enough bounce to walk around for an afternoon in. However, on the lower end of the scale, basically only Topshop, Irregular Choice and a few vintage heels have served me well in the WALKING stakes (again, I'm talking about LONG BOUTS of walking…) but now I can add 80%20% to the list. In addition to the Adair hiking boots, I'm also quite smitten with the toggle shoes and the calf-hair shoes they have in a number of fall-friendly, leave-crunching styles…
… but of course, these creeper a-likes with the hidden wedge in have a neon sign hovering above them saying "Susie could potentially live in these…"
(Soon to be available on Karmaloop who look to be stocking most of the A/W 10-11 styles…)