I only meant to pick up underwear when I went into Topshop, but these ended up coming home with me (along with underwear). They look like the Clarks Desert boots that I love but look horrible on me, and they aren't too much for the tropics. They are also the first flat boots I have ever tried that work on me. Bonus: they were on sale.
I'm quite happy to have a new pair of shoes to break my usual ballerinas/loafers. Things can get monotonous when you only wear flat shoes so it's fun to have something come along that feels different but still resolutely me.