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10. 06. 2008

Green Tech: Green boots, some for lots of green


Now that snow has begun to fly and the drifts are piling up, it's boot time. Just kidding about the snow, but it IS boot time. Green boot time, in fact.

This eco-conscious roundup, brought to you by White Apricot, includes green boots that demand lots of green. It leads off with a Stella McCartney vegan pair from Bergdorf's, which comes in at, gasp, $1145 despite lack of jewels and precious metals as well as animal parts. What costly plants can they be made of, do you suppose? An interesting choice, given current financial news.

My favorite for looks, although at $300 even it is above my limit, is the Cri de Coeur Sabina boot. It's a faux-leather classic riding boot with slightly tapered toe and very flat heel. The upper is elaborately stitched--"fossil stitched," whatever that means--and the tops are said to be wide enough to stuff with jeans. Which perhaps means they could accommodate my, um, well-developed calves.

Pictured above is the red wrap boot, a bargain at only $118. These may be red but are not really green, being made of elastic wrap fastened with Velcro. Maker Toms Shoes compensates by declaring that, for every pair sold, it will donate shoes to a child in need.

The wrap boots look quite tricky to put on, to say nothing of time-consuming. Still, I guess they would fit any calf size, and they appear to be flying out the door. I hope you've got big feet. When last I checked, Toms was sold out of every size but 10 and 11.

If you have a Cinderella-type foot but are also a DIY devotee, perhaps you could still embrace the trend. Take a trip to the drugstore for elastic bandages. You'll save money, but you'll have to settle for beige.

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