Time to re-boot

Chanel boots with studs.

S.S. YOGA gets the boot for shoe-ing the way. 

EVER since Nancy Sinatra did that classic hit These Boots Were Made For Walking, the world has been fascinated by women in boots. Jessica Simpson should just get the boot for her remake of the hit but it hasn’t stopped the blood pressure from soaring in some men when they see women in boots. 

Why, even men in boots seem to draw the same reaction. Perhaps it’s the association with the military that gives the shoes its suggestion of authority (or, raciness, if you prefer). 

Boots are all over the runway this fall. They come in useful if you have to trudge through snow. They don’t come cheap but then again, most boot fans in Malaysia probably won’t have to do much walking in them other than the occasional afternoon soiree.  

We know they gave the Golden Boot award at the World Cup. Maybe the pair from Franck Sorbier could be a trophy for the Women’s World Cup? The intricate patterns and the laces in gold have a dazzling effect. 

Even Herr Karl Lagerfeld, for Chanel, couldn’t resist dressing up his bride in knee-length boots. If you have hope in the union of two funky souls, then his studded boots could do the trick. 

Buckling under pressure to get this knee-length boots for yourself, guys?

Don’t know about the outfit from Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika but the boots are a sure bet from the swinging 1960’s. Ah, the freewheeling go-go girls, where have they all gone to? Or, you can try Aigner’s version in off-white – works well with the trench coat. 

Revisit the same era with cool Jane Fonda-type boots doing her Barbarella gig from Gucci. There are also fur-topped boots with eyelets (with a small lock to lock up the men you bring to heel).  

Lebanese Khaled al Masri also tackles the same era with a pair of hot pants matched with fur-wrapped boots. Celine gives its Sofia boots some extra sheen in black stretch nappa lambskin that could halt a man in his tracks. Or show who’s boss with boots from Boss Black Women. 

Men want a piece of the action, too, and Gucci shows the way with some real attention-grabbing boots. 

Laces on boots help Columbian designer John Uran raise the heat, thanks to his unique combination of outfits.  

And guys, if you’re still stuck in the caveman era when men were the leader of the pack, try out some of the boots from Boss Black Men. But if you’re the sensitive New Age kind, you could still come off looking cool.  

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