Fall is just around the corner. It’s funny to even think about that right now when it’s like an oven in the city of angels.  However, I feel at ease thinking soon I will be cooling down, seeing rain fall, cool brisk weather mixed in with beautiful California sunshine.  Amidst that, wearing warmer clothing, and some stunning shoes. So, yes, I am in the market right now for some stylish boots.

I have seen quite a few boots, but besides nice design, comfort is key. Also, if they serve a cause like  eco-friendly materials or give a shoe to those in need, I am definitely in. The search is on.

I recently went onto a site of a brand I enjoy for their nice materials, interesting design details, and comfort. This brand  is called  Terra Plana, whom I believe is based in the UK. I love their pump Melito (check out www.terraplana.com). The heel and last look great and the simplicity mixed with fun design touches is what I like the most. I love its sporty and edgy, fashion look. I was searching around their website for a possible boot and to my dismay nothing. Maybe it’s too early? Maybe they don’t do boots? At any rate, I decided to sketch some boots with the Melito last and use some of the same elements like the broguing on heel counter and whip stitch.  I personally love just black boots but would like to see some details that are nice but yet subtle. I thought Terra Plana did that superbly with the pump. I also added buckles/snaps on the shaft. I was inspired by shoe designer Annette Tang from www.theversastyle.blogspot.com, for her  ability to not only recognize trends but nametrends so well. I like the  name she recently gave for military wear..Michael Jackson band wear. Nicely put!

Here are some boot sketches with similar details from the Melito shoe.

Melito Shoe by Terra Plana

Melito Shoe by Terra Plana

Terra Plana thumbnail sketches

Terra Plana thumbnail sketches

To the knee boot lace up boot with whipstitch and broguing details.

To the knee boot lace up boot with whipstitch and broguing details.

To the Knee boot with MJ Band straps, whipstitching, and broguing.

To the Knee boot with MJ Band straps, whipstitching, and broguing.

How about an over the knee boot with nice, simple details?

How about an over the knee boot with nice, simple details?