In September, when I was visiting Jesse on tour, Beth and I were getting ready to get some coffee. Beth started putting on her shoes...which magically turned into boots!
They're called the Bandage Boot from TOMS. It's basically a shoe with an ace bandage you wrap up around your leg. They are so comfortable! And suprisingly versatile - this weekend I wore them over a pair of skinny jeans and today at work I'm wearing them over tights.
The roll of bandage comes attached to the little boot and then you just work it up the leg. They make my feet look small and I may or may not have said the following at a party this weekend - "they make me look like an elfin archer or something!" (YEAH, I'm the cool one!).
Anyway, one of the biggest detractors for me when it comes to boots is that a lot of boots fit too tightly around my calves. For other girls it's the opposite - there's too much room. And I understand it's really hard to measure "calf width" for the companies who make boots, but it's disheartening to feel like my calves are disproportionate when I'm trying on a pair of boots. Yo, I got small feets and shapely calves, gimme a boot! I'm sick of zipping into a boot and not being able to buy it because I see some skin puffing up at the top - like a muffin top for the leg. But this is the perfect solution! Because the boot fits exactly to my leg!
So, Beth helped me out and I scored a great deal, and now I'm absolutely in love with my new footwear. I even got some compliments from the rather brisk-y floor co-inhabitants who work in fashion footwear. Of course, our company just started a collaboration with TOMS, so I don't know why they're so surprised and curious if they've already seen it. That Fashionista post also includes a pic of a bandage boot, but upon inspecting the package the only thing to link them is some movie dvd about a "Polo" widow? Weird. Probably never going to watch that.
Thus, I've dedicated an entire post to one pair of boots, because - if you couldn't tell - they make me a bit happy! I am a total dork. Exampled here by some pics I took yesterday of myself rocking them boots out: