I road tested these crepe sole boots on the snow/ice covered sidewalks of NYC today. I felt very steady on my feet. And love the sort of simple Americana-work-wear aesthetic of the design. God bless Jean Touitou for designing a chic women’s ankle boot with a sensible wide toe box. I normally wear a US size 9, but always size up with APC shoes to a size 40. The leather is thick and soft and sewed directly into the the leather mid sole with a tan colored thread. This tiny detail is key. If the thread were a bright white, it would look tacky and would have ruined the entire boot. The crepe (a cheap crude rubber material) is cemented in layers to form the sole and heels. Eventually the rubber will wear down but according to Reddit, crepe soles can be easily replaced as long as there’s a midsole that’s still intact. I’m very happy to keep this one boot while getting rid of all my other (three) boots.
[outfit: levi’s 501ct jeans, APC armelle ankle boot]
p.s. I just started using the Joby Gorillapod flexible camera stand today and it really made taking outfit photos a lot easier, since it hardly takes up any space, I can just leave my canon DSLR camera out with the settings in place to take quick high quality pictures. I’m hoping this will translate into more OOTD posts. Stay tuned!