Post by maggiedoll on Jul 12, 2009 23:07:50 GMT -5
Black riding boots are the surplus cousin of the boots from any of the many ridding outfits that American Girl has made in the last decade. You can pick a pair up at any Place or B&B for $14.
Hey, they come with a shoebox because we all know that everything else American Girl makes does not come in boxes too!
Yes, $14 is HALF the cost of the average American Girl outfit and the boots are really nothing too exiciting (it is no Heelys). The boots are made of pleather, or however one spells fake stiff leather. The sole is very strudy and thick and as an added bonus, instead of Velcro the boots close with a oversized zipper. The inside of the boot is white to avoid the risk of stainage.
I have to admit I brought for a silly reason. I wanted Felicity to have something to wear with her ridding outfit since I'm 90% sure that she would not had worn her everyday black shoes with such a fancy outfit. However, I'm sure her boots would not had been out of fake leather with a plasitc zipper but it was close enough.
On the doll:
For those of you with the same idea.
Perhaps the most annoying thing about these boots is that it is hard to get them off. The zipper refused to go past the doll's heel, making getting her foot out of the boot a long and possible limb displacement threat processes. Since the pleather won't bend, it left little markes all over the brand new boot. If these are for a child, forgive her if you see her yanking a leg out of a boot. For $14, a boot should fit the doll's feet. C