The Balenciaga Ceinture cut out boots are probably the best shoe investment I’ve ever made. Seriously. These boots have become one of my most used pair of shoes. They are unbelievably cool, very comfortable and you can wear them in any season of the year.
It’s no secret that I’m a hardcore Balenciaga fan. I love their handbags, accessories, leather jackets, blazers, denim jackets and shoes. But even though the Balenciaga cut out boots are the coolest biker boots I’ve ever seen, I didn’t even consider buying them for the longest time. It took me a good year or two before I actually took the plunge. Why? Read on.
I have difficult feet and have done my fair share of bad shoe purchases. I make up love stories in my head where I’m walking around on pink clouds with my fabulous shoes that don’t hurt, no matter how high the heel is. But while my mind is in a pretty pink instagrammy mode, the reality is a mess. Finding shoes that don’t hurt my feet after 10 minutes is not easy. I get easily blisters and don’t even get me started on that painful hallux valgus!
So I was hesitant regarding the Balenciaga cut out boots because they look so stiff and heavy. I was certain that no matter how cool these would look on, they would torture my feet in minutes, if not seconds. And they are not cheap. So I didn’t even consider them for the longest time. Then 1.5 years ago I decided to try them on just for fun at a Balenciaga boutique. At least I could take some pictures of these awesome boots on, lol.
But wow. Surprise. They were COMFY! What I didn’t know is that they’re padded on the inside which makes them very comfortable to wear, and they were not as heavy as I thought. Ok, they’re not Nike Air lightweight, but still. They just fit me like a glove.
You can wear these boots barefoot in the summer rocking up a feminine dress, or you can wear them with socks on colder days. I love to wear them with colorful socks with black jeans.
There are people who don’t share the same opinion as me and find these boots uncomfortable, so I guess they’re not for everyone. But if you like the look, they’re definitely worth a try. I do believe you will feel right away if they are for you or not, at least I did. They are a bit stiff right away, but they will soften up and stretch a little. I even wore them when I was pregnant with swollen feet! No problemo. Also, they are true to size.
They are definitely not cheap, so you need to think cost-per-wear. I’ve used mine A LOT for the last 1.5 years and haven’t bought any other pair of biker boots ever since. And because they are chunky and well made, they show minor wear. But they do come with a leather sole which is not good for a gal living in a place where the weather can be quite unpredictable, so I went to a cobbler and put on rubber soles. Highly recommend doing that if you don’t want to ruin the soles in rainy weather.
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