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The Perfect Boot

blog_boot1Obsessive Beauty is giving away a secret—this is by far the best boot we’ve seen on the market right now—the Greenbees Erma Boot. You can find it online at various stores, including Santa Cruz’s own oakandco.com, and Saffron and Genevieve in the Oak & Co pop up shop up through March. Selling for $269, here’s why we’re obsessed with it: as an admittedly thick-legged gal, I have a hard time fitting into most boots, as they seem to be made for the skinny leg crowd. But not these—the Greenbees Erma Boot, in the color “coal,” has a wide enough opening to accommodate those with large legs, as well as our pin thin friends. It’s a rare boot that can look lovely on all body types. You can tuck your jeans into these boots, wear them with leggings or tights, pair with a dress or skirt; the options are unlimited. The style is yet another winning factor—these boots are somewhere between a work boot and a western boot—perfect for walking, shopping, dressing up or down, wearing in rainy weather, and so on. According to the oakandco.com description, the shoes have “recycled tire soles,” and “the richly colored leather is processed traditionally, without heavy metals or formaldehyde. … Handmade, fair trade, in Mexico.”

Although the rainy season might soon be leaving us, and fall fashion is saying good-bye, these are boots that you can wear throughout the year. They’re timeless, “green,” exquisite, and fashionable.

 


To view the Greenbees Erma Boot, visit oakandco.com/collections/acc-shoes/products/erma-boot. Or, visit Saffron and Genevieve, 901B Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. All Oak & Co products will be discounted 20-50 percent on Jan. 29 at Saffron and Genevieve, and the Greenbees Erma Boot will be discounted 20 percent.
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I can vouch!
written by scarlett, January 27, 2011
Hi, my name is Scarlett and I can attest to the beauty and workmanship of these boots, as well as the comfort and cuteness :) Come in this Saturday and pick up a pair!

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