Or is it? Sure, the selection may not be what it was back in September, but the prices! I would argue that we're heading into the absolute best time of year to score a perfect pair of boots on a budget. And by way of proof, I've got a stunning offering all the way from equally stunning Florence, Italy.
Boyle boot, coming in at a skinny 13" midcalf (for shoe size 7 1/2), gently widening to 14" up top, and circling the ankle at a relatively slim 10".
What we have here is a high-$300s Italian boot (I would in fact put it up there with $400+ Aquatalias I've tried, in terms of fit and beauty) that you can grab now -- what'd I tell you? spring bonus! -- for low 200s. (Though with the Sestos, you'd need to do your own spray-on waterproofing, if that's important to you.)
At that price, some sizes are gone. If yours isn't, give this one serious consideration. One of my fave looks yet.
Calf slimness: ****/5 with the ankle laces loose, *****/5 with them tightened
In black & brown
Find it at:
(nearly 50% as of April 2015 -- under $200! - but just one pair left...)