First, let me explain, I LOVE boots and I'd take boots over heels, flats, wedges, flip-flops or sneakers any day. Boots have a vibe of -- cool, edgyness - of fall and -- of an easy-breezy attitude. Well, not all boots - but these do!
I wasn't familiar with the brand, OTBT (Off the Beaten Track) that is inspired by travel, culture and music (all things I really like!). Fortunately for me, I was invited to try out a pair from their Fall Collection. Hurray - a wardrobe update that I can write about! The Fall Collection is actually quite large and I had to go back to their website two or three times to decide.
The OTBT website is pretty cool itself and I like the names of their Collections: Street Beat, Globe Trotter, Travel Lite, Off Road, Vintage and Explorer. It actually made me wish I could pick a shoe from each collection! (And if I did - it would be from the Off Road Collection which reminds me that learning to ride a motorcycle is on my bucket list! ) I digress...back to the shoe review...it's to see a retail website is so well-designed that you want to explore online because their shoes designs are fun and fresh with lots of interesting twists on simplicity and details.
I like the way my boots are constructed, with a low heel and a sturdiness that makes you feel like its a quality shoe (albeit a little stiff at first). The color is pretty sweet - not black, not blue, not grey - but all mixed to give it a cool hipster hue. Thankfully I made a good choice and am very happy with my boots. The first time I wore them was at a Toastmaster's meeting held at the Honda campus in Torrance. That little bit of "different" and fashion non-comformity can be a boost (or a bust) when you are walking into a new situation. For me, I felt like a kid showing off a new pair of shoes.
If you are wondering, mine are "Trek" ankle boots in black from the Street Beat Collection. You've got to love the description - here it is....makes you want to pick up a guitar and jump into a pick-up truck and drive into the sunset singing your heart out....
Trek is made for those who wanderlust, a western inspired ankle boot for those who dream of endless fields and rays of sunshine. Artisan stitching graces the toe and shaft making it the ideal low-rise western boot, with an outside zipper pull with burnished metal hardware for easy wear. The petroleum mineral suede finish gives the black a distinct, edgy look.
Constructed with only the highest quality leathers and materials, authentic colors and a tough sole designed for maximum durability, Off The Beaten Track offers the ultimate travel shoes with both fashion and function as a priority. Made for walking the road less traveled, OTBT is not just a brand; it’s a lifestyle. Go Off The Beaten Track with the comfortable shoe of choice for restless wanderers.
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