I know I'm not the only one who has been on the hunt for affordable cut out boots! With the likes of Balenciaga screaming 'don't even bother' and Jeffrey Campell 'I require months of saving', my only option was Topshop. They've had some truly delicious cut out boots. The Adonis, Adonis2 and the Arabel... dangling dangerously in front of me like the crunchiest carrot you've ever seen. But realistically, I'd rather not fork out £85 on boots. That's the stinge-miester inside of me. I'd seen dupe boots around, but they weren't quite the ticket.
Whilst browsing next2nowt.com for potential, I noticed they had the Adonis boots for £35-45 (in my size!). They nearly had me clicking 'add to basket', until I spotted these little babies - the Aristotle boots. next2nowt don't cite the brand, just the shoe names. But a quick google revealed that these Aristotle boots were from Topshop and had retailed at a whopping £98 (- now out of stock). These were just £44, half the price, and looked almost brand new (except for missing the tassel at the front, but I prefer them without!). It was a bargain too good to be missed! And they arrived 2 days later.
So, anyone on the hunt for cheap (...maybe not cheap, but certainly more affordable) real leather cut out boots, check out next2nowt.com. The Aristotle boots are available in a size 8 here, but they constantly have new stock in, so keep them peepers peeled! Do make sure to read the item description for the item condition and size before you purchase too. These have been used, but probably only a handful of times. There are lots of other highstreet branded items to grab at cheaper prices on the site, so have a good gander!
In tomorrows post I'll be styling these boots- so keep your eyes peeled for that one!