Leather and Laces – Hot Boots from Harley Davidson @HD_Footwear #hdfootwear #harleyboots

February is definitively the month of love….and if there’s one thing that gets your motor running as you head out down the highway (or to the store, or for that hot date) it has to be a sexy leather boot. Add laces or buckles, and you have the makings of what makes men and women literally weak in the knees!    Whether you are born to be wild, or just want to look sexy, there is a fashion line of boots from the maker of serious ones for serious bikers who ride for real.  While the biker boots from Harley-Davidson Footwear have all sorts of bells and whistles to keep bikers safe, and comfortable, their line of  fashion boots have many of the same characteristics, but with a lighter touch so they’re comfortable for everyday wear. They are officially licensed products, made by Wolverine Boots.  FYI Wolverine Boots have been around since 1883!

 

Last year I attended a preview of Harley Davidson fashion and biker boots and was a bit overwhelmed by the variety. This photo shows just a tiny sample of the vast display of last season. There are tons of boots for men of course, too.

Boots are not seasonal footwear.  Whether it is hot, cold, or in-between, fashionable women wear them year-round.  There just isn’t anything more eye-catching than a black leather boot that has style and gives you some height.  So for this “season of love” I’ve chosen two styles that I think epitomize the best of a tall boot you can strut your skirted stuff in, and a shorter boot that works well with everything.


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harly karlia 1If you are a boot lover, your heart will definitely flutter for the likes of Karlia. This tall boot with a platform sole and a 4.5″  tapered and very substantial heel made me feel empowered.  The genuine, full grain leather upper is soft but ample, with a lot of stitching detail across the entire boot.  The YKK(R) locking inside zipper is strong, and easy to pull up and down (this is really important — no one wants to struggle with a full length zipper on a boot).  Two bands of stitched leather festooned with two rows of tiny round pewter studs criss-crossed  at the front like a bandelero, follower by two other bands of leather buckled at the side of the boot. at the top of the boot, there is another band of leather with a side buckle, followed by a studded band, and another buckled one that wraps around free standing from the boot at the back, leaving a bit of  the skin on your leg, (or your tights/leggings/socks) peeking through.  The look is half pirate, half dominatrix.

jarlia backBoots like these have to fit, or you find yourself hobbling within a few minutes (and that is not a good look).  Amazingly, this is the third pair of Harley Davidson boots I’ve been sent to wear test, and no matter how tall or what the style, ALL have been very comfortable.  I have bad feet that always hurt, so when a boot or show lets me walk  and stand in it for hours without pain, it’s a find.  They are not just well made, they are well designed and well balanced.

Inside these boots, it’s  “love me tender” with a soft and spongy, full-length cushion sock lining.  The shaft height is  14″.  The rubber outside grips the pavement.  The heel are wrapped.  The price on these boots vary depending upon where you purchase them.  The boots are available to fit most in medium width sizes  5-10,11  The size 8 boots I tried (and they run absolutely true to size) were being sold on Amazon for approximately $175.00 plus shipping, (the suggested retail is $220.00)  You can get Harley Davidson fashion boots and biker boots at plenty of retailers and online retailers. For more information visit   http://www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com/

 

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The “Vikky” style boot above might just be my new favorite in the Harley Davidson arsenal. As someone who writes two Leather and Lace websites, how could I resist a boot that is both leather, and lace(s)?  This shorter boot style with a slim. tall heel is so sexy I can hardly stand it!  (but amazingly, I can easily stand and walk comfortable in it). This  Vikky boot may not be made for riding a motorcycle, but it is made for wearing with everything you own.  Putting on this Vikky boot made me want to swagger around like a modern version of Nancy Sinatra in “these boots are made for walking.”   It’s sexy and tough,  and the stiletto 3 3/4″ heel makes it feminine but in a “take no prisoners” manner.  My husband took one look at the boots as I pulled them out of the box and tried and then and uttered one word: “wow!”

vikky two sidesvickky laces cikky outsoleBut while the exterior of leather and laces may make his heart race, the boot has the same high quality construction as all the rest of the Harley Davidson boots that race down the highway.  This Harley Davidson’s Vikki boot features a high quality upper and a full length cushion sock lining for comfort.  The boot sites just above the ankle and has a rounded toe, a lace up design and a stiletto heel. It has a YKK® locking inside zipper for easy on and off and the Cement Construction and rubber outsole ensure that this boot is rugged and durable.   The shaft height is  9″  with a nicely gripping rubber outsole and a full grain leather upper.

 The Vikky boot has a genuine laced front for a personalized fit, and also a side zipper. the rounded toe makes it easier to walk (the heel is fairly high, after all). The soft, spongy inner sole helps absorb some of the shock when you walk.  It runs absolutely true to size in medium width sizes 5-10, 11
One of the things I really like about the Harley Davidson fashion boot is that they don’t try to be completely “Biker” but they don’t hide the fact that they are in the tradition of Harley Davidson. The Vikky, for example, has a silver Harley Davidson logo on the side of the boot, held onto a leather patch by four silver studs. It gives the boot that sexy/tough feel without bludgeoning you with the fact that Harley Davidson is the undisputed king of bikes and biker gear.

You can purchase this boot and other Harley Davidson Footwear Fashion boots and biker boots at plenty of retailers and online retailers. For more information visit  http://www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com/  Prices vary, so check around. The size 8 boot I tried was available for an average price of $125-$155 but the suggested retail price is $174.00

Ready to set someone’s motor running?   Learn more about these amazing fashion boots at:  http://www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com/

 

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