Bought two pairs of black ankle boots this week. Both were on sale and are synthetic leather. And as a really weird note they have the same checkered fabric lining in the shoes, even though they're from completely different stores. I'm really digging the ones with bucklestraps but the other pair I had to hunt for in my size from shops in three cities, look quite like baby Dr. Martens but were probably 1/5 of the price of vegan docs.
Now I have two other pairs of decent looking shoes in addition to the ones I got earlier this year, which have been really great when the weather has changed rapidly from +5 to -10 making the water freeze and the ice melt constantly: I haven't fallen down, not even once despite the skull conditions! Hoping these will be the same and will help me to stay on my feet.