Got the Aquatalia Selini Boots! (Pics)

At 30% off, I pounced on the "pearl" version of the Aquatalia Selini high shaft bootie. And they were still not cheap! 

Is Aquatalia cheaper in Canada? Their prices have gone up in the US. 

That said, cream and white shoes are wardrobe essentials for my style. I will wear them all the time - with everything! And they are weatherproof for Seattle rain. Good, that! 

They are PERFECT for my low volume, narrow feet and ankles. Neat and tidy, polished, refined, super soft, on the dressier side, versatile, and with my favourite snip-toe (which is a pointy square-toe). Very comfy even with still healing fractured baby toe. I sized up half a size to get more length in the toes. I have LONG toes that need room :) 

I love the shape of the heel. It comes in, but it's still quite blocky. Feels fresh for my style!  I'm surprised I can wear heels this high. I usually need a less high low heel. 

The Aquatalia's are made in Italy. These are the third pair of shoes I've bought this year that are made in Italy and working well for these high maintenance feet of mine. Shoes made in Portugal, Austria and Brazil seem to work well too. Something about their last works for the shape of my feet. I'm making a mental note. 

Popped them on to test with my very casual WFH outfit of cream cords and cashmere jumper. 

In case they might work for you too! xo

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44 Comments

  • Minaminu replied 1 month ago

    very nice!!! the heel's height is great, not sure why there are so few on the market with this height. Love the hairstyle!

  • Runcarla replied 1 month ago

    $695 at The Bay, in black or brown only.  N/A at Nordstroms.ca.  No sales.  I’ve been stalking them.  How are they across the forefoot?  I’m low volume, and narrow, but do deal with bunions.  Enquiring minds want to know!

  • Suz replied 1 month ago

    Those are gorgeous on you! Perfect boot. LOVE!! 


    I am chortling about the idea of Aquatalia (or anything) being cheaper in Canada than in the US. The only thing cheaper here is snow! :) 

    And also, as Carla suggests, we never get the colour selection...it takes a lot of sleuthing to source the same or similar items, even though we are on the same continent. 

    ETA: Carla, I don't have that style of bootie but I do own two Aquatalia boots and in the past owned two others. My feet are what I'd call medium volume. Narrow heel and mid-foot, higher instep/ arch (but delicate, not padded, if that makes sense). Not wide but normal width in front. Not a true bunion but wider at that precise part of the foot. 

    I'm a 37 EU, 6.5 or 7 in US sizes and always order the 7 in Aquatalia, not for the length but the smidge of extra width. It works fine -- not too narrow for my foot. But I would not want to go narrower. 

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks, Minaminu! Appreciate the hair compliment. 

    Carla, blast! No sale in Canada :( 

    I can't see these working well for bunions unless the leather is stretched to make room for them. 

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    HAHAHA, Suz :)

    Thanks!

    And how odd. I'd have thought you get the best Aquatalia deals and assortment in Canada.....

  • RobinF replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 month ago

    Bee-you-tiful! These are Angie boots, for sure.

  • suntiger replied 1 month ago

    Nice! When I need booties I'll consider them!

  • Jenn replied 1 month ago

    They are perfect for you! Enjoy!

  • Sal replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous!!

    My friend here with long low volume feet tries for Italian footwear.

  • Suz replied 1 month ago

    Angie, I think maybe (and it's a maybe) the only thing we might get more variety on/in would be Mackage or Soia & Kyo coats and possibly La Canadienne footwear. The US market is so much bigger. So even Canadian-made or designed products end up being available in more permutations in the US than here. And definitely at cheaper prices. 

    I don't think Aquatalia is made in Canada and as far as I know it never was a Canadian firm. Blondo used to be Canadian owned but I'm not even sure it still is. I don't think La Canadienne is made in Canada any more, either, but I believe it is still owned here and of course Montreal is a huge market for their product. 

    ETA: I just read up on La Canadienne and they are indeed still made in Montreal! They are SUPER pricey and never go on sale here, but honestly, they are the best boots I have ever owned and entirely worth it. 

  • Dee replied 1 month ago

    Fun photos of your new booties, nice colour and happy to hear that they work so well on your feet.

  • UmmLila replied 1 month ago

    I loved these so much I bought them in the black croc too.

    The narrow shaft looks wonderful with skirts and pants alike, and gives a mod, Beatle-boot sensibility to outfits.

    (As a heads up, my black croc had a manufacturing defect that surfaced after about 6 wears,  but I was able to get them replaced.)

  • LJP replied 1 month ago

    Oh they’re gorgoues but unattainable at the Cdn price . I don’t even look at LaCanadienne ( which used to be at a palatable price point but definitely aren’t now ) or Aquatalia anymore .

  • Nikki replied 1 month ago

    Yummy new boots :)

  • Irina replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous! Great find, Angie. 

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! 

    UmmLila, I loved them on you! Waving and my bootie twin. YES - it was their Mod sensibility that drew me in. Soooo stinking cute :)

    RobinF, Nikki, Jenn, Suntiger, Jenn, Irina and Suntiger, thanks for the kind words!

    Sal, there is something to it :)

    Suz, LJP, Dee and Carla, it sucks that a Canadian brand is cheaper -and goes on flash sale! - in the US but not in Canada. Even on sale in the US Aquatalia and La Cannadienne are pricey, though. Especially La Canadienne. That's why a much cheaper Blondo does so well.

     Suz,
    you make a good point about the US being a much larger market. These brands will do special orders for companies like Nordstrom because the numbers are there. 

  • Jaime replied 1 month ago

    These look perfect on you Angie! I also find that my tolerance for any sort of heel is highly dependent on the shape of the shoe. Italian and Spanish shoes are the best for me in my experience.

  • Janet replied 1 month ago

    Those are nice! I checked out the brown croc version just now — really sharp! I love a fitted shaft like that and the squared toe is nice. Great heel height too! If they had grey, I’d be all over it (still haven’t committed to the Calvin Klein grey boots yet)

  • CarolS replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous, Angie!! I WISH they would work for me, or that an equivalent would pop up at a more modest price. Enjoy them!!!

  • Debbie replied 1 month ago

    They are gorgeous. I may have to look into them. I love your hair.

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    I love those new booties and mean to at least try them on.  My feet are very boney and on the narrow side.  My feet used to be quite narrow but widened a bit and grew at least a half size after pregnancy.  Now that my youngest is over 40, my feet seem to be shrinking some again.  Time will tell but my usual size seems too big.   Maybe I should try it in a narrow width.  

  • Bijou replied 1 month ago

    I love these boots - perfect in every way! It is surprising that sleek, elegant low-heeled boots can be hard to find. Your photos are so much fun. I have low volume feet and find Italian and Austrian shoes tend to be the best for fit and comfort.

  • Star replied 1 month ago

    These are so you.  Loving your hair too :)  I am a bit hair obsessed since I went natural so apologies as I know the thread is not about your hair.  I also find Italian and Brazilian shoes super comfortable.  I have a Portuguese pair of booties that are 'okay comfortable' IFYKWIM.

  • Inge replied 1 month ago

    One word: stunning!!!

  • anchie replied 1 month ago

    They are gorgeous. I don’t think I ever saw the brand, surprised that it is Italian. But since I don’t have low volume feet they will not work for me, even though I love cream boots and can’t have enough.

  • gryffin replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous booties!  Love aquatalia.  Just bought the cambria boots at NAS.  But have had the Undy/Odilia for years.  Also have ankle booties the Fetch &Famous which have a little high heel.  Also I have the pointy toe Fosca in navy and black leather and the Fernn is black suede all low heeled and very elegant work with well everything.  I love this brand.  Very well made and usually waterproof/resistant!!  

  • Vildy replied 1 month ago

    Nice! And glad you're far enough along in healing to be able to enjoy them.

  • Jonesy replied 1 month ago

    They look really luxurious and beautiful--love that interesting heel!--and perfect for you and your style! It's always fab when something goes on sale and your size is available :).

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thank you all so much! :)

    I got really lucky that my size was available on sale and in the pearl cream. 

    If you have similar feet to me, and like the style - maybe try them. You must size up. I wear a US6.5 or Euro 37. I sized to a US7. 

  • Helena replied 1 month ago

    These are fab! Love your light and bright winter style Angie!

  • RoseandJoan replied 1 month ago

    I adore the boots but just look at your hair, your perseverance has paid off beautifully!

  • Joyce B replied 1 month ago

    Those are fab booties, enjoy them.
    I wish they also made them in wide widths, it is hard to find good/fun shoes/boots for ladies with wide feet, it seems that we are all supposed to have dainty feet, which is definitely not the case for me.

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks so much!  

    Jules, appreciate the hair compliment :)

    Joyce B, I wish that all shoes came in all widths to beautifully fit our feet! 

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 month ago

    Those are lovely Angie.
    Maybe several of my boots have a similar toe? I like them at least a bit pointy. Do the 2 pair of boots in these pics look the same or are they just pointy?
    I love how these suit your style.

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Jenni NZ, thanks!

    Those are pointy toe shoes, and lovely on you :)

    A snip-toe has had its pointy apex cut off. Here are my snip-toe boots. Their noses have been blunted! It's a bit of a '60s vibe:

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 month ago

    Oh excellent! I see the difference now. Thank you for lining them up. Some others of my boots have a more rounded toe but still rounded pointy IYKWIM!

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    My pleasure, Jenni! Yes, I know what you mean. The differences are subtle, and we like what we like :)

  • rachylou replied 1 month ago

    Oh they’re so beautiful!

  • slim cat replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous boots - perfect for your style!

  • JP replied 1 month ago

    Beautiful! I was looking at the black pair, but thank you for the info on bunions, it won't work for me.
    Enjoy your booties!

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks for the kind words! :)

    Snow on the ground in Seattle, so they are well timed.

  • Sally replied 1 month ago

    Great boots.  I imagine they will look fabulous worn during a white winter.  

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks, Sally! They look fab almost year round in Seattle :) 

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