Walk All Over You
By Eva Medoff, May 7th, 2010
Boots are one of the greatest perks of fall—when you get to armor up and face the elements in bold designs that ooze carefree tomboy confidence. This spring, designers have decided that an increase in temperature doesn’t have to mean a decrease in style. Whether through cooler colors like creams and whites or greater openings that allow your feet to breath, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang and LD Tuttle have ingeniously incorporated the boot into the summer wardrobe with boot-inspired sandals and heels as well as classic takes.
These Alexander Wang boot sandals let toes roam free while still offering the protection and aesthetic of army bootcamp footwear ($595 on the Alexander Wang site).
These LD Tuttle heels ($522) project all the badass attitude of a pair of cowboy boots, but the sizable heel and strappy detailing takes them from ranch to cocktail party.
Rag & Bone chose a tawny shade to ward off excess heat, and married fashion with function with a leg-lengthening heel and rubber sole (the Kensington boot, $650).
Similar to the Alexander Wang sandals, these LD Tuttle flats ($541) look rugged enough to take you through a combat zone.
On the other hand, the “Moon” sandal ($596) from the same designer delivers sheer class, while a chunky heel and thick straps provide a boot-inspired feel. In icy smoke, they’d be sure to keep feet cool in the hottest locales.
And lastly, a classic boot. Yes, these could be functional all year long. But Rag & Bone’s black spring boot ($520) makes perfect sense: it is prime motorcycle season, after all.