bottine: high boots with buttons, laces or elastics", says the Larousse. But still?
Of all the "families" of shoes, that of the boots is undoubtedly the most provided. Originally a purely utilitarian shoe, it has gradually become an indispensable part of our wardrobe: whether we are more of a chelsea or combat boot, most of us own at least one pair.
You guessed it: we'll be sifting through a number of models together. But before getting to the heart of the matter, a little preamble is necessary!
STOP TO LIMITING BELIEFS
I am less than 5'10" tall, can I still wear boots?
Do you want me to tell you? It's an anguish inherited from women's fashion, which has no reason to be on our side.
In the overwhelming majority of cases, men's boots don't rise high enough to have that "bastard" side. We're not talking about waders or jockey boots. Relax, there's nothing to worry about.
No problem on the horizon, the silhouette is proportionate. The boots often have large soles, which can even allow you to gain a few centimeters.
THE QUALITY CRITERIA OF A SHOE
We can't repeat it enough: a good pair of shoes, with a beautiful line and a neat workmanship, you can pay for it. So, what should we look at?
THE BASE: LEATHER
For all skins, the rule remains the same: the leather is free of nerves and scars, it is supple and has a regular grain.
Also be careful with "bookbinded" leathers. This is a primer that gives a satin effect to the shoe, but it may crack if it is not done properly. Basically, it's a kind of plastic film that becomes very visible on the folded areas with use.