As walks in the parks and generally “outdoorsy” is the new normal – at least for now – we’ve been on the hunt for some new footwear that stands the test of the British winter outdoors, but nevertheless stylish enough to pair with a new day dress or leggings. Ladies; we think we’ve found the answer.
They come in the form of the Stretch Boots from Butterfly Twists.
First thing’s first; what’s remarkable is they’re made from vegan leather, a far cry from traditional footwear with an unimaginable amount of damage done in the production process.
As you’d expect, they’re also water repellent. While we’ve generally enjoyed some good weather of late, we have noticed it’s getting slightly wetter on foot outdoors, but forget the wellies or some rather ugly hiking boots, these shoes get a big tick from being a more stylish way to walk.
The insole is made from a high rebound memory foam material, allowing for more comfort when walking, but generally just a joy to wear them – gone of the days of being strapped in with some gaudy shoes that have no place anywhere on the style spectrum just to enjoy comfort in footwear, these boots give off an effortless style while being more than comfortable to wear.
At £110 they’re a little on the pricier side, but given the materials that have gone in to make them, it’s actually much more of a reasonable price than you’d expect, especially when you consider similar products.
While they’re certainly not a statement piece, we have some quiet admiration for the suede styling which blends seamlessly into your every day wardrobe – it wouldn’t look out of place at the dinner table, and certainly not with the kids on some muddy hillside. For the avid hiker though, we recommend you stick to the professional hiking boots available. While these Stretch Boots do tick a lot of boxes, they’re still nevertheless fashion over function, but still maintain a lot of function.
They’re available in the brown, black and green (or camel, black and olive to be artsy) and in a range of sizes. As an addition to your spring footwear collection, this for us is a must-have. The only downside? Choosing olive over camel…