Ankle boots were a major fashion trend for fall and winter 2013. As I visited my husband’s family out of state for the holidays, I wanted to look stylish and relaxed as well as be able to travel easily with the shoes. I received the Arcopedico L19 style black suede women’s ankle boots, and I wrote a review to examine the fashionability and practicality of the shoes. Because I had a background of volunteering in fashion, I knew some of the latest fashion trends and I felt strongly that the shoes would fit with contemporary fashion. While traveling for the holidays, I chose the bring the shoes along to evaluate the practicality as a mom and as a traveler.
Review of the Product
I hadn’t worn ankle boots in several years and I had to reevaluate how to best wear the shoes during winter. Some of my favorite ways to wear the shoes would be with black leggings to match the shoes paired with a dress or a skirt. As a more practical look, the shoes looked nice with black slacks. Personally, I didn’t own skinny jeans, but if I did I would have tucked jeans in or cuffed the jeans at the bottom for a stylishly hip look. My favorite thing about the shoes was how the item went with many different combinations of clothing, which made the shoes perfect to take on a vacation. I could wear a beige sweater and grey corduroy pants during the day and I could dress up more for a holiday party with a dress or a pencil skirt.
While wearing the shoes, I felt very comfortable. Walking around the mall during Christmas time could have been miserable in the wrong pair of shoes. Wearing the boots made the walk pleasant. I hadn’t worn the shoes in much at all, but I had no aches or pains after walking for almost an hour. I loved feeling stylish and getting exercise, which I wouldn’t have been able to do with other practical shoes I owned that sacrificed the stylish look to get better comfort. As the shoes had excellent comfort and style, I didn’t need to bring any other shoes during my trip. I saved a lot of space in my suitcase because I didn’t need to pack more than one pair of shoes.
After pairing the boots with some hiking pants and a jacket, I went on a walk around the lake to walk off a large holiday meal. I felt great walking as the shoes had an excellent fit and offered good support. Because I was hiking in the cold winter weather of Maryland, I could tell that the boots really were appropriate for cold weather. The style and material kept the breeze off of my ankles. Wholeheartedly I enjoyed walking in the shoes, and I loved that I could fold the shoes up easily to fit the item in my suitcase and out of the way while I was a guest in someone else’s house.
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I received a free product to help inform my writing.