Alvies Boots & Flops for Summer
My mom (who just retired, yay mom!! hi!!) has an amazing pair of black western boots that she has had for years. They are perfectly soft and worn in, she's had them resoled and they are just perfect. I've been on the hunt for my own pair of black boots. The thing about a good pair of boots that fit just right -- they just kind of become part of you and your style and work with any look, not just country farm life. And thats the thing about me. I'm a little farm. A little city. And at 38 (today!) I'm 100% at a place that my style only has to be approved by me and what makes me feel good!
In my search for my own pair of epic boots, I found Alvies on instagram. I gave them a follow and just sort of sat back and watched for a bit. Loved learning about who they are and what they are about. Loved the selection of quality leather boots for men and women. Their branding is amazing. Pretty soon I just couldn't help myself and was so ready to get my hands on a pair. And not just boots... y'all, they are boots AND flops. Like, the good waterproof leather last forever wear anywhere anytime kind of flip flops. So between the boots and flops, I really am set for the summer.
I got the Rio Grande Boots in Irish Wake and the The Lake Austin Flip Flops in the Backyard Tiki x Hill Country Rain.
Boots can be a bit nerve wracking to pick out the right size, but they have an awesome sizing robot helps you find the right fit based on other shoe brands/style/sizes you wear and what your instep is etc. Mine fit perfect and are so comfortable. You will think I'm crazy, but I wore these the day after I got them to a concert. Not a single blister or rub the whole time. They felt great and I know they will just conform to my foot with more wear. The flops are no different - comfortable from the get go.
I ended up with a size 8 boot (they say size down a full size unless you have a high instep. boots I usually wear a size 8 or 8.5) and they are great! Flops order a size up they say, so I got a 9 and they are perfect.
You can check out my instagram reel of me this past weekend with my flops and boots in downtown Nashville.
So whether your are out brunching with friends this summer, rocking on the front porch with your babies, shooting off fireworks, hitting the lake... boots or flops, two easy go to shoes to get you through summer.
Go check out Alvies. And while you are there make sure to check out Alvies Kick Back program that partners to give back to the Austin, TX community.
*This is a sponsored post.
But as always, all opinions are my own.