Chunky, black, leather, platform, boots.
Say no more. iLOVE.
These boots have a story. The story of these boots is part of mine & mine part of theirs.
Unfortunately one night I was out with a few girlfriends and we were dancing our way through downtown Minneapolis, proper NE, the Northloop, slutty corner (the name I've given to 1st & 6th area). All of a sudden, I believe we were at 'the Well' when the rubber sole fell off of my left boot's heel. Lucky for me I was sober enough, and being observant. I collected the rubber piece, remarkably keeping track of it for the remainder of the evening.
I had to walk around a bit differently, sort of a waddle-strut to try and keep the damage to the wooden part of the heal to a minimum. Like Allison and I both said in a few different phrasings, these boots were made for me, essential to maximize my wardrobes potential, yada yada, so the next week I promptly found a shoe repair place and put them to the test.
I am in love with Old World Cobblers - Complete Shoe and Leather Repair. You would barely notice this store front if you weren't in the market for a cobbler but I was and I did. I don't remember what else I was in Uptown for but luckily I decided to stop in.
The owner, Alex was wonderful. He took my boots and the piece of rubber sole that I brought in and explained to me that he would have to build the heel back up. When I had walked on the shoe after dancing it to death the heel started to wear off so before he could put the sole back on he had to make it even with the other heel's height. (There is a detail shot above where you can sort of see what I have explained.) It all made perfect sense, he seemed trustworthy, so I left these puppies (and even a few more pairs!). When I returned Alex promised me that I could dance as hard as I wanted and those boots should be able to handle any kind of move that I could bust.
"Those are great boots, love the chunky heel girl." Fashion Guy on the Train
Me : #giddy with thank yous
MINNEAPOLIS IF YOU NEED SHOES OR LEATHER GOODIES REPAIRED THIS IS THE PLACE, fo reals!