Boots? Florida? Indeed!
As September arrives, even folks in Florida experience the very beginning of sweater weather, and we all know what that means…boot season! However, boots have and perhaps always will maintain a certain price point that sets them as a once, maybe twice per year purchase (ok, three if you’re like me and sacrifice meat for a few weeks).
Such a fashion venture requires thought, wardrobe planning, maybe even a listicle or two. Boot trends today stretch from opalescent booties to distressed grandma-sweater moto boots to Victorian-era styled middies with matching gum drop buttons. Happy Feet Plus is here to help parse through the price tags, pro and con the features, and match the perfect fit for your personality. Just think of us like Cinderella’s fairy godmother with a Brannock Device and a foot scanner.
As many boot shoppers flock toward knee-length zip-ups or distressed ankle booties for their Fall wardrobe, one staple sticks out at Happy Feet Plus for any-weather comfort; the Woodbury. The luxurious warmth of Australian shearling combines with a contoured, supportive cork footbed.
The temperature-controlling properties of shearling are almost unparalleled, and can be worn on both cooler and warmer days. The rich Birkenstock Nubuck leather uppers meet a durable, rubber sole for maximum grippy traction in the colder months, especially when rain is on the forecast. Winter is coming.
As the perfect companion for adventures through your urban jungle, the Crave offers a stylish combat-inspired boot that will make looking pretty feel tough. Handcrafted in Portugal, the Crave provides stream-lined lacing and an inner zipper for easy on-and-off wear. Fashion forward buckles and the luxurious dyed suede collar gives this boot a distinctive kick-ass curb appeal. Pair with printed wool socks over leggings and a cable sweater.
For the fashionista who won’t sacrifice style for comfort, the May is an essential go-to. Supple and luxurious Nappa leather uppers form a unique scrunch detailing, complete with a padded collar and adjustable ankle strap. But don’t let the cover fool you; the May has all the bells and whistles under the hood to ensure your foot stays supported and stable all day long. Pair with skinny jeans, a Cashmere poncho, and billowy winter hat.
Turn rainy winter days into play with this cute and fun 6-inch smooth leather bootie. Water and stain resistant uppers and chunky tread help you get a grip on stormy weather. The Bennington’s features include a medial zipper for an easy slide-on shoe and ivory contrast stitching. Tuck in a pair of skinny jeans or leggings and find a puddle to conquer.
Channel your inner Joan Jett; the Sterling represents the rock chic style of Vionic’s latest Fall must-have. Demand attention with a sassy side-zip and asymmetrical collar, while concealed goring allows an easy-going fit. Protected against the elements, the ultra-soft suede uppers are treated with a moisture resistant coating. With a 2.25” heel, Vionic added a natural rubber outsole for extra shock absorption and energy return; these boots are made for walking. Accent a pair of skinny jeans and a moto leather jacket.
The Collins’ premium full grain leather middie boot is the Fall wardrobe staple you’ve been searching for. Discover your city with a versatile top-snap that gives you the option of a fold-over tongue or a straight and simple look that tucks neatly with skinny jeans, patterned leggings, or printed knee highs.
A leather-lined insole features Birkenstock’s natural cork-latex footbed with full arch support. The durable outsole offers a 1/2 inch heel and a polished, rounded toe box for a no-nonsense attitude while premium raw materials protect your sole from an urban environment. The Collins; a peaceful protest against discomfort.
Birkenstock Sarnia Waxed Suede
For a romantic Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros sort of look, the mid-length waxed suede Sarnia pairs perfectly with prairie skirts, flowy maxi dresses, or relaxed boyfriend jeans. The ½-inch heel elevates your style with a hint of rural appeal. The waxed uppers resist moisture and staining, and can be wiped clean easily. Pack a picnic, paint a mural, or plan your next music festival.