Saturday, 3 November 2012

Too big a boot to fit in?

If you have got really skinny legs (read chop-sticks), I am sure you would understand what I mean by this post title. I have really skinny calves (and ankles) and find it extremely difficult to find long boots that fit. Being just 5 foot tall doesn't help my case either. Believe me when I say that I have tried on quite a few pairs of boots in quite a few high street stores. But even though it might seem like the boots are made for just for me when seen on the model, they just don't fit properly. If they don't sag, they just generally sit at my calves looking like wellies... In my search for long boots I came across a couple of sites that do boots by calf measurement.

Duo

They have a good range of boots to choose from with an equally good range of calf widths to choose from. (30 cms -50 cms) They have a fitting store in London and the customer service there was excellent. Definitely worth a visit if you fall in either extremes of calf widths. It can be a bit pricey, but the quality is excellent and you do get what you pay for. They have also opened an outlet site recently. I think these ones are perfect for everyday wear with their classic design and comfortable mid-heels and are my personal favourite.


The Boot Makers

I haven't tried this site yet...but is on my list to try next...especially because they do take into account your ankle measurement as well as the boot height.

High Street

The other option is the stretchy fabric ones available from stores like Next and Marks and Spencer. Personally I think the M&S ones fit better for skinnier calves. The second and the third link below are more or less the same quality, but the next ones were a bit loose on me.. Bear in mind that I tried it on with just tights as I generally don't like to wear boots on jeans as I think it breaks up my height.

Here are the links to the various stretch fabric boots that I have tried on...




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