In the words of Nancy Sinatra, “these boots were made for walking, and that’s just what I’ll do.”

Boots Made for Walking

However, these boots were actually made for dancing and at 50+ years old, I can no longer do these steps without danger of torn or sprained everything. (first girl on the left) So what’s a girl to do? Here are a few tips for the end of the season boot shopping. And by the way, on this particular Fashion Friday, Cozi Rosie decided to sit this one out.

First of all, no square-toed boots. Choosing an oval-to-point toe boot will elongate our look and give us a thinner, taller appearance.

http://www.zappos.com/sam-edelman-loren-saddle-leather

Be sure to check them out on Zappos. Great prices and free shipping.

Second, choose classic style boots with little to no embellishment, if you want them to last from season to season.

Third, wear the highest heel that is comfortable for your foot. Stilettos may be out of the question for most of us over-50 ladies,  but we can comfortably wear wedges in different heights.

Wedge Heels by Frye at http://www.6pm.com/frye-paige-wedge-x-stitch-tobacco-vintage-leather

Fourth, if the calf is too narrow, but you love the boot, consider having them stretched. A local boot store here in town only charged me $5 to have mine stretched. Otherwise, ask for wide-calf boots.

And be careful because… “one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you! Start Walking!”