Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Zara Boots

Think I"ll focus on 34th Street shoes for the rest of the week as a paean to my currently swollen, dumpling feet. The good thing about the swelling? My feet have filled out nicely, so now I'm practically vein-free, sans laser or other surgery. Always a silver lining...

Zara (5th & 42nd) windows: over-the-knee leather boots, small-stud boots, over-the-knee suede boots.

I twittered about the great boots in the Zara window on 5th Avenue weeks ago, so I thought I should take a closer look at the boot situation at Zara on 34th Street.

If you want the over-the-knee suede boots for $249 (above right), get to Zara on 34th Street ASAP and see if the ones in the window are your size. That's it. I checked the 5th Avenue & 42nd store also, and ditto: just the window pair and none inside. Those sold out quick. The tall leather boots ($189, above left) are diminishing quickly also, so again, get to Zara soon if you're interested. Looks like over-the-knee is a hit for fall.

But booties are a must, too, and Zara on 34th Street has plenty of the above. These three caught my eye ($79.90, $89.90, & $109), and there are lots more studded and sky-high styles. I prefer the simplicity of the suede boot with the commando soles, and am really drawn to the middle ankle boot with the straps. But then I'm kind of tired of the studded, 6-inch heel look. Or perhaps it's my dumpling feet that aren't allowing me to even consider them. Shoot, now I've got to pick up some dumplings on the way home.

Zara, 39 W. 34th between 5th & 6th Avenues