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I had completely forgotten that some of you had asked for a closer look at my biker-style boots that I wore in Miami. They are from a brand called Durango and they are so, so brilliant. Great quality leather and very sturdy construction. They do loads of different styles (it’s actually quite overwhelming when you start searching their website!) with everything from colourful cowboy boots to plainer biker boots. There isn’t a Durango store in the UK, but there are stockists (or see below for online) – you can call 01302714192 for your nearest. Luckily, if you’re ordering online, they seem to run quite true to size. My boots (the brown harness boots) are in a size 8M – a UK6. They are perhaps on the narrow side, considering that they are supposed to be a medium width, but of course leather boots do stretch out and soften with wear, and they aren’t tight or uncomfortable at all. UPDATE: my apologies. Durango are stocked in various places nationwide, I’ll try and find out where.

My boots seem to be out of stock at the moment, but ironically they have the ones that I originally wanted – take a look at these little beauties:

Durango Crush Sultry Slouch Boot

The “Crush” Sultry Slouch Boot. Sexy little heel height, nice metal toe-cap detail and a vintaged, worn-in look to the leather. Gorgeous! You can find more details on their website here. Price-wise, all of the boots seem to be incredibly reasonable – the Crush boots above are shown at £98, and once you add import duty and shipping (they come from the US) you’re looking at around £135. Compared to some of the boots that I’ve bought in London (that were twice the price and less comfy!) I think that they are pretty good value.

I’m going to LA in a couple of weeks so I’m going to track down a store that stocks Durango and have a try on of a few different styles – I’ll report back on my findings. I’ll probably come back with about twenty pairs. Maybe I should take orders…

durango boot review

This is the (completely OTT and brilliant) box that the boots come in. The cat still hides in it months later and I can’t bear to throw it out. He actually gets in and then closes the lid over the top of himself so that he’s trapped. So there you go – great boots and a free cat toy thrown in for good measure.


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  1. March 12, 2013 / 10:07 am

    Your boots are beautiful. I love the square toe. Mr Bear is such a clever boy! Closing the lid by himself…priceless!!

  2. Stacie
    March 12, 2013 / 12:18 pm

    Great boots ! I’ll be in the U.S this month as well. Will be looking for a location In Fla. always nice if you can try before you buy.. They look like boots that will last for years, and only get better with time. Have fun in L.A ! :)

  3. March 12, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    Nice! You will probably have to go to a Boot Barn when you get here because they carry the larger selections or I’m sure there are some western wear stores in Riverside closer to PS that will have this. XOXO

    • RuthCrilly
      March 12, 2013 / 3:52 pm

      BOOT BARN! I must visit this place!!!!

  4. March 12, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Oh wow. I love these. Totally my style. I need some more cowboy boots. I have some vintage ones but they aren’t exactly comfortable.

  5. Jane
    March 13, 2013 / 11:25 am

    Ahh beautiful, I’m now torn between those two pairs (I daren’t look at the rest of the site as I’m sure it’ll just make me want more!)

  6. cocoloco
    March 15, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    did you know that durango is a town located in the north of spain? curious fact, isn’t it?

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