Post # 1
So I kind of want a pair of just-below-the-knee boots, but, as I’ve been trying them on, most of them seem to be made for women with much bigger (normal sized!) calves than I have, and so they look ridiculous!
Does anyone have an idea of where to buy boots that are narrower all the way up?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
@red_rose: my best friend has the same problem but we always seem to find her boots at macys!
Post # 9
^^^ 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
I always find if I go for ones that slip on instead of zip up, they’re a much tighter, slimmer fit.
Post # 11
thanks for all the advice to go to Macy’s… I’ve been a couple times since, but I must just not be very “classy,” but I HATE stores where they don’t have the shoes out for you to try on, and you have to get the employees to bring you the kind/size you want! I mean, when I go shoe shopping, (or any clothing shopping,) I will seriously try on TWENTY pairs of boots and I *might* buy something. I am just very picky, and I am very bad at knowing what I will like without actually trying it on. Not only do I feel bad for taking someone’s time and making them run back and foth getting the right size or whatever, but I also would prefer to have minimal contact with people while I’m shopping (I’m such an introvert, lol…)
Plus, both the times I was at Macy’s, it was in the morning on weekday, so it’s not like it was super-busy, and I was dressed nicely and standing there and looking around at all the shoes for awhile, and NOBODY asked if I wanted any help. And given my already described reluctance to talk to people in the store, I sure didn’t want to have to ask them myself to help me!
It’s so weird… I hate it when I go shopping and I’m just browsing and people are all over me like “can I help you? do you need anything?” And I’m thinking ” just leave me alone!” And then the one time that I actually DO want something, they just completely ignore me! (I mean, there were other people there, and the employees seemed to be helping them, so it’s not like they were standing there staring at me and ignoring me. But I went *twice!* Hey, if you’re going to lock away the shoes in the back room, then clearly you need more employees!)
Post # 12
I have the same problem! Good to know about Macy’s and possibly to go to a boot repair place.