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It’s no secret that Sarah Flint is one of my go-tos for shoes. Given how many pairs of Sarah Flint shoes I now have in my wardrobe and how often they feature on this blog and on my Instagram, I’m always excited to try out her designs! It’s safe to say that she has really taken care of me in the heels and dressy flats department (see here, here and here)! For a while now, I’ve wanted to add a pair of dressier boots to my collection. I have a fair few pairs of ankle boots, but they’re relaxed styles that are mostly flat or have a low block heel.
Cue the Perfect Dress Bootie. She released this style late last year as a dressier version of her existing Perfect Zip Booties and it has really filled that gap in my wardrobe and has proven to be a great shoe for the transitional season.
So here are my thoughts now that I’ve had the boots for several months.
L: Sarah Flint Perfect Dress Bootie *, Everlane trench* (sz XS – review here), Marle top (sz 6), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine bag (review here, dupe here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Sarah Flint Perfect Dress Bootie *, Toteme coat (sold out – affordable dupe here), Marle top (sz 6), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine bag (review here, dupe here), Ray Ban sunglasses
What makes the boots ‘perfect’?
I’ve had the Perfect Dress Booties since April and have managed to give them a proper road test during Autumn and the beginning of Winter, before lockdown restrictions were put in place. Design wise, they’re a pointed-toe ankle boot with a stiletto heel and scalloped detailing (inspired by antique Chippendale chairs). And because they’re part of the ‘Perfect’ line of shoes, the shoes have all of the signature Sarah Flint features to maximise comfort and support including an expanded toe box, additional 6mm padding on the footbed and a steel rod through the stiletto heel for stability. (If you’ve yet to try a pair of Sarah Flint shoes, I’d recommend a pair from her Perfect line to kick things off – you really need to try it out to see what the hype is about.)
Aside from the traditional ‘Perfect’ features, the boots also have a hidden 10mm platform for increased comfort and it’s worth noting that the stiletto heel is thicker than the heel on the Perfect Pump shoes (you can read my review of those here).
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Versions and heel heights
I’ve got the boots in the two colours that they come in – black suede and taupe suede – both in the 60mm version. The black suede is also offered in a 90mm version but I chose to go with the shorter heel height as I wanted something that I could wear every day. And while the style is available in two heights – 60mm and 90mm – thanks to the hidden 10mm platform, the pitch of the boots is actually 50mm and 80mm respectively. They’ve proven to be the perfect transitional shoe – they’re dressy enough to be worn to work but have the features that make these a comfortable walking boot that looks great with jeans and relaxed trousers.
The boots hit just a few centimetres above my ankle, and given I’m petite, this is the ideal spot for me. Size wise, I’m an AU 6.5 / EU 37 and I went with a size 37 from Sarah Flint. They fit me really well with enough room to wear a pair of socks on really chilly days.
I really love how contrasting the taupe and black versions are. The taupe boots go so well with the lighter neutrals that I embrace during the cooler season but look equally as good with blacks and denim. And the black suede pair look a lot dressier so I love how they can be styled for work with black tights and a dress but look incredible with a pair of skinny jeans. The styling options are endless.
I can’t recommend these boots enough, whether you need a beautiful everyday boot for work, or just want a beautifully made classic shoe for special events. You can expect nothing less than quality, comfort and style with a pair of Sarah Flint shoes, making these a worthwhile investment in your wardrobe.
And if you’re in Australia like me, my orders take about a week to arrive, and the shoes always come beautifully packaged in Sarah’s signature blue box and ribbon.
L: Sarah Flint Perfect Dress Bootie*, Toteme coat, Marle top, Loewe belt, Nobody Denim jeans, Sarah Flint boots* (discount code here), Celine bag (review here, dupe here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Sarah Flint Perfect Dress Bootie *, The Curated coat* (sz XS), Everlane knit* (sz S), Everlane jeans*, Loewe belt, Ray Ban sunglasses
And a little bit about Sarah Flint…
Sarah Flint has cultivated a celebrity following since launching her label back in 2013 – Amal Clooney, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Karlie Kloss to name a few. While her luxury shoes were initially found at high-end department stores in the US like Barneys New York and Bloomingdales, she has since changed direction (thanks to investors including Cindy Crawford herself!) to a direct-to-consumer model on her site sarahflint.com in recent years. The result? A significant drop in prices for the consumer, from a range of $495 to $1,200 USD (~ $620 to $1,500 AUD) to a range of between $195 to $725 USD (~ $252 to $937 AUD).
Her entire collection of shoes are made by hand in Italy using Italian materials. Indeed Sarah received her education in footwear design from Parsons in NYC as well as Arsutoria in Milan, which is evident in her shoe designs.
A special discount code!
The team at Sarah Flint have sent across a special discount code for you to use to take 15% off your first pair of shoes. You can take advantage by using the code – ‘SARAHFLINT-CCVIRGINIA1’ – I know, it’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s an incredible saving.
If you have any questions about the Perfect Dress Bootie, feel free to pop them in the comments below.