I'm still searching for the perfect (and affordable) shoe. I'm still debating between new boots or a pair of wedge sandals. Maybe wedge boots? Confusion.
In my mind, my dream boots are maybe black leather, maybe khaki canvas, more spring inspired, have an open toe, lace up (flashes of Alexander Wang's Freja and McQueen's Faithful), have a chunky heel to facilitate walking on Amsterdam's cobblestones, maybe some platform (flashes of those Burberry boots). Boots, where are you? Let me find you. As for wedges...alas, I'm warming up to even the giant wooden ones, but I haven't fallen in love with any I've seen yet.
I was on the Top Shop website, and I chose a selection of boots/wedges that are in the ilk of what I'm looking for but not quite on the nose of my dream shoe. Though, they DO ship to the Netherlands...
ARABELLA canvas lace-up boots $170
ARMOUR peep lace-up cuff boots $160
PINE buckle canvas boots $270
PACE buckle wedges $280
WAFFLE lace-up wood wedge $135
SHIRLEY cut-out wedge $160