Whether they’re scrambling down rocky bluffs, unloading a surfboard from the back of a van, scaling a ladder to get the perfect shot, or documenting their coffee-run outfits on Instagram, our guest bloggers are the type of women who know how to break in a pair of boots. That’s why we asked them to spend a day in three of our favorite fall styles and take them for a test drive. Here’s their report:
The Place: Byron Bay, Australia
The Boot: The Foxy Ankle
The Break-Them-In Adventure: A road trip down the coast searching for waves.
“There’s nothing like camping in the van parked right up to the sand, waking up to the sounds of the waves. It turned out to be a bit rainy, so I was grateful for my boots, which held up in the weather.”
“My style is inspired by my lifestyle: surfing, camping, traveling, playing music, and enjoying the simple things in life. Anything easy I can throw on after a long surf is gold!”
“I love the Foxy Ankle Boots because they are cute without trying, an outdoor shoe that works while just cruising around town getting a coffee. I love to mix opposites—a girly floral paired with a military jacket—and these boots are the perfect balance of cute and girly, and rugged and functional. They are shoes to live in.”
Photos by: Alex Wright @xandra_vtg
The Place: Los Angeles, California
The Boot: De La Vina Low Wool
The Break-Them-In-Adventure: Visiting the shops in her LA neighborhood with an iced almond milk latte.
“I love coming here to peruse the highly curated magazine stand just across the way. Puppy watching here is also a favorite pastime.”
“The De La Vina Low Wool provided the comfort I needed to walk a long way, without sacrificing an ounce of style. I love the utilitarian look combined with a feminine piece to create an interesting balance.”
“My personal style is all about being confident in elegant and effortless pieces. It’s the not-so-basic essentials that get me. Teva’s De La Vina Low Wool boots are the kind of boots you can leave right by the door and put on in a hurry, no matter what you’re wearing.”
The Place: Alaska
The Boot: De La Vina Low
The Break-Them-In-Adventure: Fly-fishing and exploring the Alaskan wilderness.
“Alaska can’t be beat for a place to break in a new pair of boots. I went fly fishing, canoeing in the rain, and tide pooling beneath a glacier with my new kicks.”
“I like my footwear to be able to keep up with all the adventures that come my way. These boots were a perfect, stylish companion for all my northern travels.”
“I’ve always been drawn to an authentic, all-American style where fashion meets functionality. My Teva shoes are my go-tos wherever the road may take me.”