(Closed) Boots… for a skinny girl? (shopping question)

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have that problem too. I finally just bought a really nice pair of leather boots that I loved and took them to a shoe repair place, they took them in to fit my skinny chicken-leg calves.

Post # 4
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have the same problem, long skinny legs… I got lucky and found 2 pairs of boots at The Shoe Company that fit me like a glove. I also bought another pair this year that were a big bigger and bought leg warmers and put them inside my boots, it’s nice.

Post # 5
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve always had the same problem that you do. I have one pair of boots (out of the several pairs I own) that fit my calves properly. I got them at Nordstrom a couple of years ago, and I believe they’re Franco Sarto. My best advice to you is to just keep trying boots on. I seriously think I tried on more than 50 pairs before finding ones I liked. 

Post # 6
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have gotten lucky thus far with A2 by Aerosoles and Steven by Steve Madden!

But yeah….usually my calves are swimming in them.

Post # 7
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

another option might be to buy boots that keep their shape. Trying to figure out how to describe this…when you take your boots off and put them on the floor of your closet you want them to stand up like they would when you wear them. that way they dont slouch. 

Boots that have a softer shell and ‘fold over’ when you aren’t wearing them tend to need to fit your claves perfect so you get the shape and style they should have.

Like these: soft leather ones – you probably need to make sure they fit the calf well

Where as these – look ok if they dont fit your calf exactly right


I dont know…just something i’ve noticed when buying boots for myself.

Post # 8
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

@red_rose: my best friend has the same problem but we always seem to find her boots at macys!

Post # 9
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

^^^ I can vouch for Macy’s. I have really narrow feet/heels and small-ish calves and boots are ALWAYS way too loose on me, but I have 2 pairs from Macy’s that fit me great. One is a brown leather pair and I also have a slouchy black suede and buckle pair from there. here’s a picture of the riding-style boots – I got them last season at Macy’s on sale for around $100 but I’m sure you could find something similar this year!

Post # 10
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I always find if I go for ones that slip on instead of zip up, they’re a much tighter, slimmer fit.

Post # 12
4371 posts
Honey bee

I have the same problem! Good to know about Macy’s and possibly to go to a boot repair place.

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