Not only is Halloween upon us but it’s mid-season sale time too, and we can all indulge our inner goth, which can be hard to pull off if you need ‘sensible’ shoes, as it tends to involve pointy shoes or heavy, clunky boots. Neither of which are good on sore bones. Despite the fact that I am now more sloth than goth, I do like a bit of rock chic… a bit grungey and rough, even if I now feel most gigs go on beyond what I deem as a sensible bedtime.
I therefore really like some of Zadig and Voltaire’s range — not all of it, I think a lot of it is overpriced tat that’s been made very cheaply in china, but the shoes are a good bet — and I had my eye on these boots that just went into the sale:
What a total bargain, and skulls over the back! It would have been rude not to, and I think many people thought the same and they’re now all sold out, but there are, at time of writing, a few of the more-expensive leather (rather than all-nubuck) version here.
Another shop that I occasionally dip into is The Kooples. I do like many of their designs, like Zadig and Voltaire, they often have really good prints, but a lot of it is overpriced and in unforgiving cuts, but I have also found some star pieces and they’re worth watching in the sale. These shoes are in the sale, and I love the studs and iconography:
Isabel Marant is not a brand I particularly associate with rock chic, but these zebra boots from The Outnet are really cool:
They also come in plain black if the zebra print is a bit much…
These are all, of course, still expensive shoes. On the highstreet, the mid-season sale is mainly embracing old summer stock rather than the studded boots; however ASOS have the Chloe-esque studded western boots at a reasonable price (they’re not leather though):
and while these are not in the sale, they are a steal at the price, the instafamous Deichmann buckle boots:
Again they’re not leather, they’re far too cheap to be leather. If this is a deal breaker for you, Office have a leather version:
Accessorise with your Halloween costume of choice (it’s gone very Harry Potter in ShoesLifeBlog towers this year) and you’re good to go…