I’m obsessed with these Finnish* boots that Cheap Opulence posted.
She also pointed out great striped sweaters by Saint James. On top of that, she makes things for Preloved! I have three pieces by them. Weirdly, I got them in Oslo, though they were made in Canada.
Speaking of boots, if you’re a size 39, I think these cold-weather boots from Pucci, available on Yoox.com, are very stylish.
Of course, I still love the Christian Louboutin spiky boots.
But I think the over-the-knee version looks dangerous.
They would be fabulous with chain mail and a mace.
Finally, I present the ostrich-skin Wendy Boot by Gorsuch.
These will cost you a pretty penny. What did you expect with a name like Wendy? As the great poet Courtney Love once said, “You wanna part of me/Well, I’m not selling cheap.” Hey, you get what you pay for.
*G.G. has informed me that that the Finnish boots are really traditional Laplander boots. To complicate matters, the Laplanders prefer to be known as the Sami people. I don’t particularly care where the boots are from. The main issue is that now I’ve got the Fisch Schlapping song stuck in my head.
The over-the-knee does make me think of knights in creaky armor too. The Finnish boots are actually Lapland boots, or Lappish boots of the Saami people in the north of Finland. Very warm and will doubtless last you forever.
updating while i am reading…and there is still someone quicker than me:-)
you have the most weird obsessions. i like that 😉
as to the black boots: ouch.
Oh thank you. You are quite right.I wondered why I wasn’t having any success searching Google Images for Finnish boots. Lappish pops right up though.
Valley Girl says
The over-the-knee- ones remind me of Pinhead from those 80s horror movies. =(
BIG MERCI for the Fisch Schlapping song!
You made my day
The second pair is so great!
I love love love those red Louboutins. My friends would make fun of me, but I would just stomp over them with my heels. It looks like they come with insta-attitude!
Well, AFAIK, the “pieksut” have been used in all Finland, not just Lapland. I’m curious where this info comes from?
Patent Shoes && Rants says
I finally got a chance to check out your blog- I love it! I loved all of the boots as well! You’re going under all the links I have in the It Reads….
Thanks for being a reader of my blog as well =)
Blue Floppy Hat says
The Wendy boots are absolutely lovely. But ostrich-skin usually comes with these pock marks where (I think) the feathers used to be, which spooks me a little.
The Louboutin spiky boots are great, too- I pity anyone who gets kicked by a wearer.
Hee, I actually have a pair of old old “Finnish” boots. They’re really comfortable and warm, obviously.
MOLLY GRAY says
the best thing of cold is the chance to wear those boots…
Miss Woo says
I love those Finnish boots, they look very comfy. But what to wear with..hmm
LOL, now I’ve got the fish schlapping song stuck in my head too!
ouch @ the black boots… yeah, the wishlist on Cheap Opulence had some pretty awesome finds on it!
The Wendy boots are gorgeous!
WOw I really like Preloved. I was in Montreal, but didn’t make it to their store. I love the over the knee boots also. I don’t know if I can pull them off being so petite.
Do those Finnish/Laplander/Sami people boots count in your fish shoes? I mean, since they’ve got you singing the Fisch Schlapping song in your head?
By the way, besides being honored/interviewed for fashion, you deserve large amounts of recognition for your sense of humor.
Good point! Fisch Schlapping Schoes would be even better than regular fish shoes!
Bobble Bee says
i want those Finnish* boots now.
In Yr Fshn says
The stud boots freak me out a little, yet I also kind of love them and how they look like knight’s armor.