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My new practical black boots

The last couple of years I’ve realised that I’ve become an old woman, – at least when it comes to footwear.

When I was in my 20s and living in Copenhagen I was armed with a bicycle and able to run around in high heels most of the time. My closet is still filled with 30 pairs of pumps and stilettos from that period, as I would stock up on them every time I spotted a great pair in a charity shop.

But fast forward to today and these lovelies hardly ever see the light of day or the pavement. The distances are so much bigger here in London and my poor feet would be torn to shreds after an hour in high heels.

Lately I’ve been on the lookout for practical, simple and comfortable boots to supplement my Carvela wedges in these shoe-abusing snowy times. I’ve had a hard time finding boots like that in London as most of them are too high, flimsy or filled with ugly shiny buckles and zippers.

Luckily the Scandinavian designers have a knack for making minimalist boots in sturdy and downplayed designs. I instantly spotted these Shoe Biz leather boots while in Copenhagen last week. Shoe Biz is Danish shoe brand Gardenia’s younger and cheaper range that focuses on wearable and comfortable shoes.

I’ve been wearing them ever since, through sleet and snow and they’re just perfect. The fit like a glove, are easy to walk in and I love how the subtle rubber wedge adds a bit of height. Price 799 DKK (£90). Buy them here.

Wish List: Black Winter Wedges

Mit budget er stramt for tiden, men hvis jeg skulle investere i én ting fra highstreet-butikkerne den kommende efterårs/vintersæson må det blive er par sorte støvler med kilehæl. Praktiske og behagelige men mere elegante end flade støvler. Og så skal de være helt enkle og sorte, gerne med snører eller lynlås. Her er nogle af dem, jeg har fundet på nettet, og nogle er jeg klart vildere med end andre (hej hej Opening Ceremony & Minimarket!!). Klik på billederne for at læse mere og shoppe:


I’m on a tight budget at the moment but if I were to “invest” in one thing from the high street shops for this coming autumn/winter season it would be a pair of ankle-length black wedge booties. Wedges are practical and comfortable but still more elegant than flat boots. I’m strictly aiming for basic black ones with lace ups and/or zipper. Here’s a few I like, some more than others (well hello Opening Ceremony & Minimarket!!). Click on the images to go to the online shops:

JEFFREY CAMPBELL FRONT LACE UP WEDGE BOOT BLACK LEATHER. 110 pounds. Photo via office.co.uk

OFFICE KATOIR WEDGE ANKLE BOOT BLACK SUEDE. 89 pounds. Photo via office.co.uk

Dune OZZY Dressy ankle boot with back zip Suede with hidden platform. 110 pounds. Photo via dune.co.uk

Opening Ceremony : w30 bumper bootie - suede - black. 465 dollars (oouch). Photo via openingceremony.us

Vagabond: THELMA. 50 pounds. Photo via vagabond.com

Vagabond: THELMA. 75 pounds. Photo via vagabond.com

Vagabond: THELMA. 75 pounds. Photo via vagabond.com

Carvela: ADORA- suede lace up shoe boot. 130 pounds. Photo via kurtgeiger.com

Clarks: Yarra Desert Black Suede. 99 pounds. Photo via clarks.co.uk

L.K. Bennett: Maine Boot. 225 pounds. Photo via lkbennett.com

Asos: TURK Leather & Crepe Lace Up Wedge Boots. 48 pounds. Photo via asos.com

Minimarket Suede Zipper Wedge Boots. 245 pounds. Photo vis asos.com