During my time at Nordstrom, I acquired a lot of To Boot New York shoes and this was one of the first models that I got, and definitely my favorite. It is just such a great summer shoe and it looks good with jeans but can also be dressed up in a casual sort of way. The toe, while it was already darkened from the get-go, was probably the first burnish that I ever actually did and it took me awhile to actually do it, as I had no idea what I was doing but was just so eager to give the shoe some contrast. Thankfully it actually turned up nicely and they have been going strong for quite some time, even with that razor thin sole. Like I said in an earlier post, I have been obsessed with loafers lately and it has definitely been expressed in my outfits as I have set my oxfords aside. While it is such a boring option, I have been longing for a simple black, elegant loafer but have yet to find the right one. Anyway, sorry that it has been awhile since my last personal shoe post, but it is not always easy finding someone to flash pics of me, at least not flattering ones that don’t involve the background of my flat!

8 thoughts on “My Shoes #20 – To Boot New York”

  1. I bought my first pair of TBNY from Nordstroms as well. I waited until they went on sale however.

    They need to be resoled so I havent yet giving them away.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. They look great, I myself have also been obsessed with loafers lately, and monk straps, can’t get enough of the monks. They have such a bad ass rebel feel and look. Anyways, I have also been searching for a nice pair of loafers that could be as versatile with dress ups and down. So when I recently purchased a pair of monks from the Ferragamo Boutique here in MIA, I did some looking around while there and saw some nice loafers.

    Oh and your flat looks great too, like the blue tiles.


  3. Mr. GWH – You can certainly find some great prices on them, once that 50% mark down occurs at the Half Yearly Sale!!

    Julio B. – Thanks Julio, wish that I could say that they are tiles, but they are sadly just a floor covering but not laid by me.

    Calvin – Long time no hear. Glad to have you back, commenting. Thanks as always!!

    PSS – I would think that an Alden loafer would be a little chunky though for the summer weather, but I guess it’s just how you like to execute your outfits, to each his own, right! Thanks for commenting.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  4. Bought my first pair of TBNY today. I didn’t know the brand, but the minute I got my Oxford Nathan (Suede) in my hands I felt that the love that has been put into making these shoes. I am a sucker for good quality and I have a feeling that I wont be disappointed with these. btw. I grabbed them at Century 21 for $180.

  5. TMM2144 – I remember the Nathan very well, great jean shoe!! Nice grab! You can never complain about half off. Thanks for sharing.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

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