This past weekend my parents were in town and it was just a really great visit. We felt no push to do touristy things, and just played it all by ear - we cooked together, we feasted together, we walked a lot, we read in the same room, we chatted, and just generally enjoyed each other's company. On Saturday afternoon we wandered about in a nearby 'hood and poked around in a few stores. We popped into a shoe store and while my mom went over to the Ladies' department to pursue a pair of tall, dark red boots, I followed my dad over to Men's. While he pursued some sensible Keens, I pointed out a pair of casual-or-dressy shoe-boots I thought were fantastic, trying to encourage him to try them on.
Of course they were. Aren't they great? They're also still called desert boots, for the record. They're great for a man, but they're also great for a gal. They work casually with jeans or cords or cargos, but just as well with tights and a skirt or dress, no? Here are a few, and with contemporary upgrades, for the ladies:
|(These are the "originals" - by Clarks, and available in a bunch of colors, and suede)|
|(Big Buddah on Endless - I'm really loving the wedges)|
|(Dolce Vita at Nordstrom)|
|(Fryes on SALE on Endless)|
|(Kelsi Dagger on Endless)|
|(Wanted - also Endless)|
|(Steve Madden at Nordstrom)|
|(a shoe-ier version in fun orange at Urban Outfitters)|
|(and a lace-less similar style, also at Urban Outfitters)|
|(Mia - DSW)|
What do you think? Are you open to welcoming this style back in? Or do you want to kick it back to the desert, in the 70s? I love the "updates" - color, height, detailing. And I'm loving the tried and true flashback look, too... I would love to see Dave in the originals. But I'll have probably have to use reverse psychology... or a time machine.