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Friday Find: Ladies walking boots

ladies walking boots

I have an extremely fashion-forward friend who owns a wardrobe bulging with Manolos and dripping with pieces of delicate sartorial whimsy, but who has long since held a candle for Granny Boots.
What do I mean by Granny Boots? A type of ladies walking boots – the type that can still be found in the small ads section of the Sunday supplements. Black suede triangular-shaped ankle boots, not in the least refined, with sheepskin lining, a thick amorphous rubbery heel/wedge and a no-nonsense, easy to pull-on, zip up the front.
She’s got a pair and makes them look geeky cool – like they hail from some Belgian designer’s studio. The point is, she says they are heaven to wear. She looks longingly at them in the way most people would look at her boxed stacks of Tabitha Simmons.
Now I like practical as well as beautiful, but there’s something about the Granny Boot heel that I can’t come to terms with – and since I’m spending an awful lot of time walking Teddy on boggy Hampstead Heath right now, this suede bootie would not be practical for me.
Which is why I’m showing you these. Cruising the J Crew website the other day, I came across the Women’s Sperry Topsider Short Pull-On Boots. I bought them and have road (Hampstead Heath) tested them. I love these ladies walking boots. They manage to merge ‘granny’ style practicality (sensible, waterproof, comfortable, pull-on with a reassuring bit of shearling) with the tiniest bit of interesting detail (the leather ankle cuff, the buckle, the navy/black colour way, the shearling).
They might not exactly be Belgian cool, but they are my current favourite: perfect for when the ground is wet’ish but you don’t want to clomp about in a tall Wellington Boot. Ideal for the urban dog-walker. My winter is sorted.

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