These Boots Were Made For Walking

These Boots Were Made For Walking

IMG_6683(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…" 


80304(Soon to be available on Karmaloop who look to be stocking most of the A/W 10-11 styles…)


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  1. JusteRyma

    2010-08-10 at 6:06 PM

    I love your outfit and your pair of shoes

  2. diane

    2010-08-10 at 6:15 PM

    They’re all great, my head is exploding.

  3. Jody

    2010-08-10 at 6:15 PM

    love this whole look!! soo casually cool!

  4. Penny Dreadful Vintage

    2010-08-10 at 7:02 PM

    Ooooh I like the plaid. These would be great for winter with chunky socks, they even LOOK cosy.

  5. eden

    2010-08-10 at 7:23 PM

    You are SO cute!Love your outfit:))

  6. Lorena

    2010-08-10 at 8:17 PM

    I love hidden wedges, I thought these looked like they might be really comfortable in your outfit post a few back! I’m with you on the creeper wedges, if I got my hands on them I could see me not taking them off for a loooong time.

  7. a la mode

    2010-08-10 at 9:18 PM

    You look so beautiful Susie! Love the picture xx

  8. AZD

    2010-08-10 at 9:21 PM

    great post, as usual! 80%20% always stocks great great wedges. love the black furry/hairy ones here!

  9. Tiffany

    2010-08-10 at 9:32 PM

    love the boots you are wearing!

  10. Carrie

    2010-08-10 at 9:43 PM

    I love the melton hidden wedge. Who am I kidding? I love them all.

  11. Natasha

    2010-08-10 at 10:29 PM

    Those boots are amazing!

  12. Kerstin

    2010-08-10 at 11:40 PM

    These Boots look very good,
    i like them 🙂

  13. Ella

    2010-08-11 at 12:24 AM

    Loving the boots! want to team them with one of my floral dresses so baaaad! loving your outfit! 🙂

  14. geisharock

    2010-08-11 at 12:31 AM

    love these susie 🙂 the funniest thing is that we have the same blog post title “these boots are made for walking” xxx

  15. Rae

    2010-08-11 at 3:12 AM

    Great collection of shoes. However I’m kind of loving the ones you’re wearing the most. Please stop by my blog!

  16. valerie duardo

    2010-08-11 at 4:01 AM

    hey susie,
    my name is valerie, i work at c. madeleine’s the vintage store in Miami…i just wanted to let you know your blog never ceases to inspire and thank you for living fabulously up to your Sagittarian nature…take care!

  17. jordanaa

    2010-08-11 at 4:30 AM

    these boots are all perfect i love them all.. those fur ones are just too cute!
    great collection !!

  18. Alviana

    2010-08-11 at 7:08 AM

    gorgeous shoesss!!
    love them all.
    and ur outfit is so great! 🙂

  19. sharon

    2010-08-11 at 8:45 AM

    Love the shoes! Thanks for sharing!
    sharon xx

  20. melissa

    2010-08-11 at 9:31 AM

    Love the first pair of boots, the grey ones! So cool!

  21. Mesh

    2010-08-11 at 10:22 AM

    Love love love the blazer…was wondering too, where do your headphones come from? I’ve been meaning to get retro cream ones like those too.

  22. Anna @ShoeHunting

    2010-08-11 at 1:27 PM

    Great shoes, I need some to walk the streets of NYC. It is important to have a pair or three like that, that go with so many outfits and will be comfy all day.

  23. FashionLifeCoach

    2010-08-11 at 2:02 PM

    Great footwear. I love the combination of classy feminine shoes, but with the closure solution of a hiking boot. It gives a complete new look to core pieces.

  24. Jennifer Silletti

    2010-08-11 at 7:21 PM

    What color are you wearing in the photo? Those are the 60%20 boots?

  25. Sylvia

    2010-08-11 at 8:10 PM
    I do not know if you know the last picture is inspired by you.

  26. jojo

    2010-08-11 at 9:16 PM

    Thanks for sharing. I have real problems with heels, as i like to walk, every where and quite a lot, combine this with my inability to walk in heels, wide feet and standing up all day and problems occur. These look fantastic for some city autumn boots, very excited!

  27. Samara

    2010-08-12 at 3:26 AM

    Where is the jacket from?? I luuuurve it

  28. Sister Wolf

    2010-08-12 at 4:48 AM

    I want those black creepers. I though karmaloop was only for crap to laugh at!

  29. SwanDiamondRose

    2010-08-12 at 7:01 PM

    i like this outfit. and really like the boots. i am looking for a vintage version sort of like those. i know what i want but they still have to pop up on etsy or ebay. soon!

  30. catmt

    2010-08-12 at 10:03 PM

    i need three of these boots for fall, at least.

  31. Amani

    2010-08-13 at 10:40 PM

    I cannot explain how much I love the third pair. I have found my winter shoes ! I can just picture myself walking around with no purpose other than to crunch some leaves and frolic in the London rain wearing those…
    And your outfit is lovely – especially that vest ! – but that’s a bit of given.
    (I’ve been lurking around this blog for years now, but I believe this is my very first comment… just wanted to thank you for keeping such a great blog, very inspiring stuff !)

  32. moncler

    2010-08-18 at 3:37 PM

    wow, the boot wear for walk. your boot so cute. I think they can be put on room as a scape. beautiful boot!

  33. Jess Macdonald

    2010-08-23 at 1:43 AM

    OMG love that dress too! Where is it from???? J 🙂

  34. thegirlbehindthemasque

    2010-09-01 at 11:14 AM

    Those boots are amazing, just the thing i have been looking for for winter. They seem practical enough to wear during the day, but with a bit of something special with the hidden wedge. They really remind me of Burberry Porsum’s fabulous sheep skin lined, chuncky back boots that were on the catwalk this season.I must have them! Only I can’t find anywhere that sells them or even their price?
    Suzie you find the best things and wear them to perfection!

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  36. Lynn

    2011-07-09 at 2:59 PM

    What a neat airltce. I had no inkling.

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