This season we're excited to highlight one of our most versatile and beloved styles, the Loeffler Randall Matilde flat boot. To us, Matilde is the epitome of a LR classic - timeless, chic, and seriously worth the investment. With proper care, Matilde can last years on end and only keep getting better.
We were excited to speak with Joy Cho, the effortlessly chic designer, mommy, and creator of the blog Oh Joy! about her personal pair of Matilde boots (in chestnut leather - in case you were wondering). Read here to learn why she love's her Matildes and some personal care tips for keeping them fresh every season.
Above: Joy and her adorable daughter, Ruby play in a park of fallen ginko leaves.
The Matilde's are a versatile and beloved boot, that are timeless and chic. Joy, we love seeing you wear you're Matilde's! Can you tell us a little about your pair, how long you've had them and what you love most about them?
I've had them for a year and love them still. They're my favorite fall shoes and make every casual outfit look that much more polished. I live in LA where the weather is pretty amazing year-round so I am terrible at wearing close-toed shoes when it gets chillier. These boots are my go-to for that more brisk time of year.
How does the Matilde boot suit your lifestyle and how do you typically style them?
They're so comfortable and so easy to wear with jeans. I wear them a ton while hanging out with my daughter because I don't need to be too precious with them yet they offer a better alternative to wearing sneaker on the playground.
One of our favorite qualities of the Matilde is that it develops a unique leather patina that sets in beautifully over time. How have your Matilde's developed since you first started wearing them? Can you speak to the process and what makes it special?
They've definitely gotten better over time--softer and richer in color. Boots can be pricey, so you want to feel like they're going to last a long time.
The Matilde has a soft leather sole, which molds to the shape of the foot, making break-in easy and supremely comfortable. We (city dwellers) like to re-sole our Matilde's with rubber once the break in process has reached a sweet spot to protect them from the city streets. How do you care for your boots? Do you have any tips or tricks to share?
I use a leather cleaner and conditioner maybe three times a year. I also keep them in boot trees to avoid creases the form when they fold over.
Above: Ruby and Joy make sure to get their full dose of fall. Joy wears her Matilde flat boots in chestnut leather.
See more photos and learn more about Joy here: http://ohjoy.blogs.com
Oh Joy! on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ohjoystudio
Oh Joy! on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ohjoy/
This week only, we are excited to offer our readers and fans 25% Off all Matilde boots with code MATILDEJOY at checkout. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity - Shop now! Deal starts 11/25/13 and ends 11/29/13 at 11:59 PM EST.