The SM OTK Boot was a real disappointment. So I decided to go ahead and order another pair of OTK boots that I've had my eye on for a long time. The Air Sarafina Boot from the Maria Sharapova Collection by Cole Haan in Dark Grey Suede. That's right, grey suede. Scary? Yes, kinda. I told my friend what I bought and she said, "Suede??? Really?? I thought you didn't like suede!" Actually, no, not true. I love suede, I just recognize that it is completely impractical if you live in a snowy climate. However, now that I live in D.C. where it doesn't really snow (or so I'm told, because my during my first winter here there was quite a bit of snow. LOL.) I think I will be able to wear them through out the winter season rather than just three times in November. These are on sale on Endless.com for about $168 plus 40% cashback. Original price, $297.95. YAY!
Dust bag? Awesome!
The material was super soft and squishy, just like a great leather/suede should be. It was a perfect shade of grey as well. I couldn't wait to put these on.
Wearing with black leggings:
I am pretty pleased with these. They didn't fit the leg perfectly, but when you have thin legs, when do they ever? Not too much scrunch which is also good. And I could actually bend my knees this time. I ordered these in a size 6. I usually purchase my boots half a size larger to accomodate thick socks and a winter insole if need be, but for some reason I decided to go with a 6. Bad move. Though the length seemed OK, I needed a little more width to accomodate my thick socks. It wasn't bad, but just a little more snug that I'd prefer.
The bagginess is a litle more obvious from the front view. But also keep in mind that I am wearing leggings and not a pair of jeans.
I think these are keepers! For a half size larger, of course. I think they would look great with a pair of dark skinny jeans. I'll just have to spray them like crazy with a suede protectant and hope it doesn't snow too much this year!