Just a quick post to share that Cole Haan's semi-annual event is going on now (use code FALLEVENT), with 30% off site-wide and free shipping and returns! They make some beautiful shoes that are also comfortable, which is always a bonus. Below are my top suggestions, and I'd love to hear your favorites too!
- If you missed out on my Marina OTK boots in past years, they are fully in-stock in both colors and are at a significant discount with this promo. Read my fit review and see more pictures of how they look over jeans, leggings and bare legs! They're one of the best-fitting boots I own for narrow calves, and very flattering on the legs. I finally caved and got the "stormcloud" gray to join my black pair! Compared to my Stuart Weitzman boots, these are shorter in the shaft height with a slender heel instead of block. The foot area runs on the narrow side, so perhaps go half size up if you're usually between sizes or have issues with narrow shoes.
Marina boots worn two ways
- Cole Haan also makes a classic, knee-high Narelle tall boot and ankle Narelle bootie, both in the same stretch suede materials and colors as the Marina style. I haven't tried these on myself, but on the website, there's helpful detailed shaft height and width measurements for each shoe size listed at the bottom of the item page.
- One of their most classic ankle booties that comes back year after year is the block-heeled Hayes bootie, which comes in both a zippered version and a gore stretch panel version for slipping on and off. Happy weekend and happy shopping!