I’ve been on the lookout for some biker boots – this was partly triggered by my husband who suggested that I needed a pair of ankle length boots. Obviously, though, it was already triggered by me. I do already have a pair of black ankle boots but these have a (small) heel and are a bit too smart for some outfits.
It was surprisingly difficult to find a pair that fit me. I have peculiar feet. They are short and wide – I once got measured for ski boots and the fitter said that I had feet that are a UK 4.5 length and 8 width (so basically square – I’m such a freak). Plus I have really high arches.
I ordered this pair in John Lewis but couldn’t even get them on. So back they went. I liked the look of this pair in Jones but the sole is even lighter than it looks online (and looks a bit funny on black boots). I really liked the look of this pair in All Saints but, although they have a zip, the strap around it meant I couldn’t get them on.
I also had a look in Office, Kurt Geiger, L K Bennett (lovely – but much too expensive) and Dune but had no luck. Then I read this and ordered both of the pairs of boots the author recommended. Both were too small so I sent both back and ordered the Niels in a UK size 8 – amazingly they fit. A size 8 should be far too big for me but my old, slouchy UGGs also came up really small so perhaps UGG just make their shoes really small.
By the way, can I recommend The Circle? It’s a really good film.