My kingdom for a some narrow-calved boots!
December 12, 2007 8:49 PM Subscribe
I long for the carefree, halcyon days of my youth (or even my early 30s) in which boots regularly fit my legs snugly. Now, evidently, I am the last narrow-calved woman on the planet. Help me not have to wear the same boots for the fifth season in a row!
posted by scody to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Honestly, I never had this problem until a few years ago, so I am assuming that boots have all gotten universally wider-calved ever since the trend of tucking in your jeans came back. *shudder*
In fact, given that I've actually gained about 10 lbs. and put on some calf muscle in recent years, if anything, my calves are less narrow than they were several years ago... and yet finding snug-fitting boots has, for some reason, become an odyssey. Here's what I'm looking for:
- Black leather, knee-high dress boots
- Must have zipper -- the pull-on ones always look cheap and/or sloppy to me (and they're usually synthetic anyway, not leather)
- No more than a 2.75" heel (3" absolute max.)
- Kitten-heel and round or pointed toe preferred
- Calf circumference of less than 14.5"
- $250 or less
To state the obvious: yes, I've checked Zappos. They don't have anything in their (small) selection of narrow-calf boots that fit these preferences. I just bought a pair from J.Crew.com that supposedly had 14.25" calves that fit all other stipulations, but they just arrived and -- curses! -- the calves are actually nearly 15". My Sudini boots from about 5 years ago still fit beautifully, but they are getting really, really, really beat up, and so I desperately need a new pair. (The Sudinis that I bought -- and returned -- via Zappos recently also had 15" calves.)
Are there any sources/brands/etc. I'm overlooking? Are there any snug pull-on boots that don't look like cheap crap? Am I really the only woman who refuses to tuck her jeans in to her boots? These are the questions currently trying my soul.