Friday, September 03, 2010

Cluttercasting My Vintage Caparro Boots

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I'm borrowing my friend Darryle's idea and offering up these truly lovely old boots to a reader or friend (readers are just friends you haven't met IRL). I'm gonna cross stitch that for my blog.

These fab knee-high boots are in great shape! Except they need new soles. Black suede that's in good condition and the stitching and embroidery look great.

These are size 5.5. Maybe they can be stretched a bit when the new soles are put on?

The resoling process could set you back $50 or more, but just tell yourself these boots would cost $150 brand new.

I've never been able to really rock a pair of boots and though I think these are cool, I just can't picture myself in them. Also, I'd have to bind my feet down to a 5.5 and that sounds pretty painful.

Someone passed them on to me, now I'm passing them on to you.

If I have to ship them to you, it's going to cost you $10 -$15 via PayPal. If more than one person wants these I do some kind of draw. If you live nearby, run as fast as those 5.5 feet can take you and get to my place so I can hand them off to you. If I don't hear from anyone by the 10th, I'll list them on Craigslist.

Edited to add: Sadly, my friends all have large feet. I went the Craigslist route and found a taker who will hopefully love the boots. Perhaps, as my husband insists, she will resole them for $50 and sell them for more than $100. I like to think the recipient took these for herself and will rock the boots this winter.

7 comments:

Megryansmom said...

This is a great idea. I'm only a size 5.5 on my ring finger so these boots won't work for me and I could never rock boots either :( But someone out there will fall head over heels (ha I crack me up) in love with these boots!

Tech Savvy Mama said...

Those are amazing boots! Wishing I wore a 5 1/2 so I could help you out but alas, my feet are way bigger than yours but am sure they will find a good home! :(

Darryle said...

Good for you! Love that you're doing this--- only now you're shaming me for NOT doing it more often on Cluttercast.

Wendy said...

These are beautiful! I, too, wish my feet were that size. I hope they find a wonderful home!

Lisa Hanneman said...

LOVE those boots, but my feet would have to shrink considerably.

Shari said...

I'm going to have to try Cluttercasting. What a great idea!

drlori71 said...

You should ask @bklein34 if she wants them. She loves shoes and I think I remember her saying she's a size 5.5
(I'm a size 6 but I'm not sure if I could stuff my feet in them)