As a grown woman in my 30’s, are over-the-knee boots fabulous or shameful?
Ok, full disclosure – so, that picture shows some super cute boots, and if I was actually able to buy those, there would be no question that I would buy them, regardless of your response.
But, you know I’m checking out these from, you guessed it, Aerosoles.
As a working mom, I have to say over-the-knee boots are totally impractical and a waste of money. And that I would also totally rock those ones above in a heartbeat. Personally, I think over-the-knee boots that hit just at the knee are totally leg-elongating and cute. Any higher and you get into Pretty Woman territory and nobody needs that. Your brand-loyalty to Aerosoles is steadfast and enduring, and I find those boots to be pretty cute and safe for the price, though they are faux leather, which needs to be seen in person.
But I have to ask, why do shoe stores name all of their shoes? WHY are the boots you linked to called “Baking Sota”? Is that a pun? Because I’ve spent several minutes thinking about it and I am coming up blank. It’s not even descriptive.
This one, for instance, is called “Bridel Suite”:
Why?? So it’s an alternative spelling of “bridal suite.” There is nothing bridal about a tall black boot. “Bridle Suite” might have kind of worked because it’s sort of a riding-boot style and bridle=horse-related, ok I can get there. But Bridel? I googled it and it’s a town in Luxembourg. Is there a wacky tongue-in-cheek boot-related reference I’m missing here?
On this search, I also found a link to the website of one David Bridel, “choreographer, teacher of acting, movement and clown”. I wonder how many people looking for reasonably-priced bridal gowns end up on his site, and how many end up hiring him as a clown for their special day. Probably none.