As Monday dawned and the thought of back to school/routine/work etc dawned with it, I can’t say I felt particularly thrilled at the prospect of normality. Then I published the Acne Pistol boot post and you lovely lot and your responses here and on Twitter had me back in the swing of things and loving every minute.
As a first post back to blogging proper after the holidays, it was brilliant to see all the discussion and hear different viewpoints and it reminded my why I love doing this so much – so a HUGE thank you! But enough of the mushy stuff and lets get down to business…ankle boot business to be precise.
Weighing up your responses I would say it’s 50/50 for and against the Acne Pistol boot. For every person who said they found them uncomfortable and wished they hadn’t invested, there was another who thought they were literally the best boot ever and loved them to bits. Once worn in, truly comfortable and to be worn everywhere…with everything.
I had some great alternatives suggested to me from both the high street and high end so I thought I’d track them down, add a couple of my own and share them here. Some were more Chelsea boot style and others of the Gaucho variety but all were good and you may prefer them to the Acne Pistol.
I was directed to Topshop by lots of people for great boots that had been tried and tested, proved sturdy and were reasonably priced. There were lots that I loved, though some were suede and some had a slightly higher heel than I really wanted. Here’s a few that made my favourites…
And there were lots of other great suggestions too including Clarks and the infamous Ash Jalouse boots at ASOS, which, if they weren’t suede I would have definitely brought. Although I do have a great pair of tan ASOS suede boots that are very similar as English Mum reminded me!
1. Macay Holly black leather boots – £69.99 Clarks 2. Poncho Gaucho country boot – £175 Russell & Bromley 3. Ash Jalouse suede ankle boots – £145 ASOS 4. Yodel ankle boots by Miss KG – £85 Kurt Geiger 5. Perla leather western style ankle boot – £99 Dune 6. Aggie ankle boots – £228.90 J.Crew