Around this time of year, boots tend to be at the top of many people’s shopping lists. As soon as temperatures drop, the quest for the perfect pair can feel both imperative and impossible, consuming one’s thoughts all the way through March. This season, however, could be liberating. Who needs boots if you’re stuck inside all winter? Perhaps we can use this as an opportunity to dream about next year.
These heeled boots from Balmain (above) seem like an ideal balance of flair and function. One can imagine dancing all night in them after the pandemic ends, then making the trek to the subway at the end of the night without falling over, their leather knee-high silhouette keeping you warm. Doesn’t that sound nice?