Gemma Cartwright writes...

It's ironic considering my footwear collection reaches triple figures that I've spent the last couple of weeks turning up to work in the same two pairs of boots, both of which are well past their best. In fact they're worn down to the point of falling apart. I'm sure I'm not alone in finding buying boots the most difficult thing on earth. It's not for the usual reason of ill-fitting calf sizes (though I do have ankle 'issues') but more that I get so attached to my well-worn old styles that I find myself frantically searching for the exact same boots again, be they £12 black mod boots from Primark or £90 fluffy-lined leather slouchy boots from Neet. Because I'm rarely out of dresses, even in winter, Boots are a real staple for me, and as such I'm quite hard to please...

I don't think I'll ever find the perfect boot in my price range. As a result, the bottom of my wardrobe is stacked with near-misses and impulse buys. There are purple suedette knee high wedges, brown leather numbers with buckles all up the sides, gunmetal metallic slouchy knee-highs, black over the knee numbers with fold-down tops, and pointed high heeled shoe-boots with a frill around the ankle. All have been worn and loved, but inevitably cast aside because they kill my feet.

In reality all I want are some flat or very low heeled black leather knee highs that'll go with everything and last longer than five minutes with needing new heels or tips. Sadly all the ones I try on make me look stocky, are made from materials I know will let me down after a few wears or don't fit me properly.

What's a girl to do? I'm open to suggestions if you think you've seen my dream boots (less than £100 would be nice).