Shakuhachi Gypsy Riding Boots

In general, it’s not rocket science to predict what I’ll like. Many of you probably have a certain sense of it just from casually reading the blog (I know this to be true because occasionally I get an email with a link to something that a reader thinks I’ll like, and they’re almost always right), and I very rarely surprise myself. After all, if you spend most of your waking hours evaluating shoes and handbags, your taste in those things becomes well-defined rather quickly. That’s why I was so surprised to find myself attracted to the Shakuhachi Gypsy Riding Boots.

First of all, despite the fact that I’m a big fan of low-heeled boots, Chelsea boots (with the elastic insert at the shaft) have never been my favorites. In fact, they’re probably my least favorite of all. On top of that, my affection for printed shoes doesn’t extend to anything even vaguely hippie; I’m generally allergic to all things boho. As a result, the fact that I love these paisley-and-rose-printed Chelsea boots continues to puzzle me.

Naturally, that got me thinking – probably everyone has shoes in their lives that they love but don’t understand, and it might be therapeutic of we all come clean. Remember: you’re only as sick as your secrets. Let them out in the comments.

If you and I are suffering from the same shoe delusion, pick up a pair of these boots for $240 via ShopBop.

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