There’s a certain feeling in the air, an unmistakable feeling that has the Ladies deeply contemplating new boots. It’s a daily discussion, an ongoing trawl. Photos are texted in the middle of the night, followed by debates the next day regarding practicality versus fantasy. It’s a yearly groove we fall into, the immortal search, however complicated it may be by expense, scarcity, and the big question of which pair (and who you will be in them).

Jane Fonda in "Klute" (1971)

Once you have meticulously laced yourself into your grained leather, stacked-heel boots, their power will take effect. Portfolio (or laptop case) in hand, stride down cool marble halls with purpose, and TCB.

 

Faye Dunaway in "The Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978)

Despite lingering worries that your range of motion may be inhibited, there’s simply no need to shy away from an elegant, almond-toed boot for day. These boots act as an extension of your leg; slim, feline, incredibly capable.

 

Maria Schneider in "Last Tango in Paris" (1972)

With a running list of errands on the docket, a sturdy pair of buckled, cognac leather boots will happily stomp through the city with you; aiding, abetting, and leaving the door open to unknown possibilities.

 

Zoë Lund in "Ms. 45" (1981)

Slouchy-legged and sharp-toed, mean black leather boots hint at your inner contradictions. Feminine and irresistible, you’re a force, a moving target; volatile and impossible to catch up with.

 

Isabelle Adjani in "The Tenant" (1976)

The course of a day can be quite unpredictable, but your block-heeled boots, embroidered or laced, are anything but. Reach for them in the morning, and don’t expect to take them off until the party’s over.

 

Julie Christie in "Don't Look Now" (1973)

Peeking out from under layers of black wool and Harris tweed, a red leather boot can be a mood elevator, something to live for on a gloomy afternoon.

 

Ely Galliani in "Baba Yaga" (1973)

Sometimes, boots can be intended solely for seduction.