Ratphooey has got me hooked on the idea of boots, and I'm now considering whether I want to splurge on a pair of Steven Lanaas. The question is, brown or black?

Posted by Lori in fashion statements at 2:48 PM on March 7, 2006


I vote Brown.

Posted by: Jack Herrington at March 7, 2006 8:04 PM

Vote noted! For the record, Ratphooey voted that I buy both. :)

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 8:17 PM

Brown: they look less severe. Plus, if you get sick of them you can dye them black.

Posted by: valerie [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 10:46 PM

I like the black - does my vote cancel out Jack's? :)

Posted by: Lori Herrington at March 7, 2006 11:27 PM

I'd say's almost spring (though it may not feel like it) and that light brown color would be perfect for it :)

Posted by: Me at March 8, 2006 7:59 AM

I'm leaning toward brown, and if they fit well and I seem to wear them a lot, maybe I'll get the black ones, too. Now I just need to work up the gumption to actually order them! Maybe I'll wait til the end of the month and see how much money's left in my spending account...

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 8, 2006 9:11 AM

Neither, you should get a pair with a bit more of a heel on it. The color doesn't matter, they're allllll good. :)

Posted by: Kevin [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 10, 2006 9:41 PM

I'm catching up on your site since I've been busy (to explain why I'm late to the party on this posting). Did you get the boots? If so, what color?

Posted by: Sally at March 28, 2006 1:07 AM

I kept meaning to provide an update on this -- thanks for the reminder, Sally. I ended up spotting the boots (on sale! for less than 1/2 the price of!) at Macy's, so I tried them on. When I did, I understood what some of the reviewers on Zappos meant when they said the boots felt a half size larger than marked... and yet, they were true to width. Since I have wide feet, they weren't a fabulous fit. Also, while they *are* adjustable at the top (via the buckle), they weren't quite wide enough for my calves. So! The search for an interesting, ass-kicking, comfortable-to-wear boot continues. What I learned from this experiment was:
1. I probably need something wider at the calf (14-15").
2. I definitely want something taller (again, 14-15").
3. I think Kevin's right when he says I need something with more of a heel. I want comfort, but what's the point of a boot if you don't look either sexy or like Tank Girl?

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 28, 2006 9:37 AM

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