The Last One in Paris

 Really, I was the last person in Paris without boots. Everywhere I looked I saw cute boots being worn by woman. I love boots but didn’t have any. Probably because they cost a whole lot more than shoes is one reason none were in my closet. What can I say, I’m cheap. I usually wait until I am in the States to buy shoes as they have those wonderful discount shoe places, like DSW. I love those. You won’t find those in Paris although there are places that sell less expensive shoes. I did try some on in the States but nothing was to my liking.


 Finally, I resolved to find some boots no matter what. I didn’t have any luck when by myself or with Maurice, but as soon as I was with another woman, I found a pair in the first store I went in to. They are basically like my other shoes that I wear now-built like a tennis shoe with rubber soles and no heels. I have passed the point of wearing heels. My feet just can’t take them anymore. I have a stylish friend who wears really high heels with pointed toes to work everyday where she stands and styles hair for hours. She looks great. I don’t know how she does it. My new boots, while low heeled, do have a slightly pointed toe. When this style first came out I hated them. Some were so pointed you could kill a cockroach in a corner with the toe, but I’ve changed. I like how they look sticking out from the hem of pants. So here I am, semi-stylish at last. And I can wear them with long skirts too. Life is good.

12 thoughts to “The Last One in Paris”

  1. I love a pointed-toe boot with a boot-leg pant…somehow, it’s the perfect accompaniment and you’re right: they look great peeping from beneath the hem of the right pant.

    All of my shoes are heels and most of them have pointed toes, unless they’re peep-toe shoes. So, now, I’m on a quest for a flat shoe or boot…preferably with a more subtle toe.

    Have you tried Jonak?

  2. Oh I love boots – I have so many pairs! But I prefer a slightly square toe with high chunky heels.

    Now your photo has me intrigued..those people look as though they are standing on a beach!

  3. Pointed boots/shoes have been my downfall. The pain was unbearable and I\’ve worn funky shoes my entire life. It will catch up with sooner or later. Had to give away my pointed toe shoes. Sigh.

  4. Yes, I waiting until I got back here in the U.S. to hit DSW and found a really cute pair of ankle boots at last. Like you, I just couldn’t see spending French prices for boots that are also cut too narrow for my wide American foot. Also got a cool pair of Skechers in black with pewter metallic trim and two pair of dressy shoes that are comfortable — Liz Claiborne’s “Flex” line!

  5. I love the boots -and the photo! I buy shoes in Paris and London, mostly because I’m hardly ever in the US to take advantage of great shoe places like Nordstrom’s. But I have narrow feet and have trouble keeping some French shoes on my heels – I can literally walk right out of them! It’s always a dilemma trying to find shoes that fit properly. Alas, I tend to spend the most money on shoes that I rarely wear, such as evening shoes. But good boots are always worth the investment, as they last.

  6. I am currently shopping for my second ever pair of tall black boots. The first pair, I bought three years ago and have literally worn them out, but I am addicted now and hope to find some during the “soldes”.

  7. Hi,I found your blog through farmgirlcyn. Let me first say that I am so jealous that you live in Paris, and not to mention also Provence!

    Congrats on the new boots! Enjoy, enjoy. I wish I was more stylish myself. I have a pair of boots that I break out every winter, and when I run them down, I replenish with an identical style. I was lucky last year and found the same one, in my hard-to-find size 5.5. That was pure luck!

  8. The ladies in the boots-there were actually 5 of them all wearing black boots-was taken in the Tuleries Garden. The ground there is covered in crushed granite so I guess it can look a little beach-like. If there is grass, you wouldn’t be allowed to stand on it. Linda

  9. I, too, love the pointy toed shoes…mostly thanks to TLC’s “What Not to Wear”. On my 5ft frame, I can use all the help I can get…and if pointy toed shoes make my legs look long, than I am wearing them!!!

  10. I’m back in the USA for a few more days and while I can’t bring boots, is there anything else that you are yearning for? I’ll see what I can do!

    Meilleurs voeux!!

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