I think boots are the best. I wear them year around (which you can really say about any piece of clothing in LA) but I feel they are the best investment. Plus no one will no you're 3 weeks late on that pedicure. I found the Rag & Bone Newburry's on eBay for $280. They run very large in my opinion and/or I'm beginning to sense there is some vanity sizing thing happening in the shoe department. I have steadily been making my way down from a 37 to a 36.5 and now a 36. So, cheers to small fair feet!