Alright, I have been wanting these shoes for a year now, and I finally purchased them earlier this week. Why wait a whole year? Honestly, it’s because I didn’t want to pay the original price for them. It’s just that simple. *laughs* The boots are originally priced at around $150, and while that’s actually not bad…I didn’t want to pay $150 for them. I’m just sayin’. However, I kept an eye on them, and eventually the price went down to $89, then $79 as the stores started getting rid of their stock before Spring. Then they were $59 on Amazon…and that’s when I should have bought them. But nooooooooo, I had to be stubborn. “Maybe they’ll go down some more!!!” *insert Tom Haverford surprised face here*
They didn’t. Last time I checked, the ones in Black Skipper are back up to $100+.
And that led me to the place where dreams are made of. That’s right, eBay. After losing a couple of auctions on these shoes in the final three seconds (cheaters!), I found a seller with a “buy it now” option, and the shoes were $79. Problem was, the only pairs that they (and everyone else, it seems) had left were in a size 8.5. I wear an 8. But hey, winter is coming up, put a pair of socks on with them and they’ll be fine, right? So I ordered them and went about my merry way. They arrived in the mail today, and you know what? I am SO glad that I got the 8.5, because these boots run a tad bit small. I have other JS shoes and they normally run true to size (for me), but maybe the boots are just different. Anyway, I LOVE THESE SHOES!!! Expect to see them quite a bit over the Fall/Winter months. 🙂