Dream vs. Reality: Heeled Desert Boots

Heeled desert boots are a trend that's going strong. I've seen them done by many different brands, and now they've really hit the mainstream.

The boots on the right are by Paul Smith, and weigh in at a lofty $420. I recently found the boots on the left, by American Eagle Outfitters, which look shockingly similar for only $59.50. This one's really a no-brainer. Save that $340 and change for a rainy day and strut your stuff in the AE version - no one will know the difference.

left American Eagle - $59.50   right Paul Smith - $420