(Closed) I want tall boots, but I have q-tip calves. Dang it. :/

posted 11 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’ve got that problem, too. I got a pair of the Steve Madden flat suede slouch boots and I don’t have this problem in them. But if you’re looking for straight boots or anything with a heel, I haven’t found a solution yet. 🙁

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I definitly have that problem! I actually get mine taken in. Discovering that you could do that was my savior. Ya it sucks you have to spend extra money to have boots fitted, but I cant help it im obsessed with boots. They only way I dont have to have them altered is if i wear them with pants tucked in. I feel your pain! Its not fun looking like a pirate it boots that are way too big.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ugh I have the opposite problem! Even when I was a size 4, I still could not find a pair of boots that would zip past the lower calf. 

Thank God for long wedding dresses.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just bought a pair of christian louboutin suede boots last year and went to a shoe repair that was recommended. Ok prepare yourself…..It was 200! I know thats really expensive but they were black boots that ill wear alot. You can understand I have been dying for a pair of fitted boots. Im sure it depends on the place and type of boot. I would only recommend doing it to a pair you plan to wear alot.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ya check it out, it was worth every penny to me. They fit like they were custom made!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

There’s a company here in the UK that sells narrow and wide calf boots: http://www.duoboots.com/  I think they ship to the US, but perhaps there’s a US version of this same thing?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have the same problem. I just bought a pair from Victoria’s Secret … they are still a little big but i just decided to rock them anyway… really they only look silly if you let them!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I know that on zappos.com there is a search function that allows you to pick “narrow calf”- I can’t remember where it is, you kinda have to dig around the site for it, but it will narrow the boots down to ones for really skinny calves!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I got franco sarto stretch leather tall boots.  They fit like a glove, and look great.  It’s like a custom fit.  I wore them all week last week.

They look freakishly shiny in this picture, but mine are not:

http://clothing.pricegrabber.com/womens-boots/Franco-Sarto-Replace-Womens/m94821652.html/search=franco-sarto/st=product/sv=image

Of course I also have my corset lace Fluevog Sugars.  The corset lace makes it amenable to any calf size.

http://www.amazon.com/John-Fluevog-Womens-Sugar-Boot/dp/B000GBWJUM

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