Shoemint Abi Boots
Shoemint Abi Boots are my latest Shoemint purchase. Actually, I’ve been skipping every month since my first Shoemint purchase over a year ago because I just find $80 a bit high to spend every month on shoes that I don’t really need regardless of the quality.
I was very impressed with the quality of my first pair of Shoemint Shoes (the Pauline booties). I’ve worn them countless times and they still look brand new. So, when Shoemint added a bunch of their current shoes and boots to the Sale section, I hopped on it.
Although I really love cute and trendy pieces, I like finding classic and practical items that I can toss on with anything and get loads of wear from. I thought these Abi Boots would be great and practical boots that I can wear every day and that’d match with just about anything. Even though they are just plain black, I like how they are composed of several panels of leather to give them a little extra style.
I have to say I’m not at all impressed with the quality. Although they aren’t in any way bad, they are suppose to be comparable to high-end brands that are double the price ($160+). I’ve owned both cheap and expensive shoes, and usually when a shoe goes over the $100-$150 mark, you can definitely tell the difference in quality. These boots to me don’t feel like they would cost any more than $40. The leather looks and feels plastic/synthetic-like and I wouldn’t think they were real leather unless I looked on the inside label. They also smell like cheap plastic.
They ended up being $39.99 (with free shipping) regularly $79.95.