Looking for very warm, comfortable, inexpensive, stylish, low-heeled knee high boots or shoes for fall/winter. Also, good arch support needed. Help me wade through what's currently available.
I live in NYC, so I walk a lot. Whatever I wear has to be comfy enough to take me through the day, which often includes at least a mile or two of walking, and often more.
I'm ideally looking for flat knee-high boots (like these
), but shoes are good to recommend if they cover the entire foot. Boots in other styles too, like equestrian, I also like. I have larger calves, so need a at least a 15" opening (and no mid-calf height boots, please!). My feet can get very cold in the fall/winter. I do try to wear thicker socks sometimes, but inhere lies another problem.
I have some tendonitis in my foot right now. Apparently, my arches are somewhat high and I've been compensating my whole life by walking too heavily on the balls of my feet. I've got insoles and another arch support insert on the way. The podiatrist cautioned against wearing anything too tight around my foot or risk worsening the bone spur/bump on the top of my foot. So the combination of insert plus thick sock may be too tight in most shoes. Which is why I'm hoping to find a naturally warmer shoe/boot. Is shearling lined worth it?
I'd like to keep them under $150 if at all possible, but suggest something higher if it's reasonable. Being able to try them on in a store is ideal, though online stores with free two-way shipping are okay too.