Finding the perfect pair of knee high boots can be a challenge. There are so many pairs on offer……everywhere.
I have several pet peeves where knee high boots are concerned –
Wedge boots may look modern now but they will date more quickly (and look heavier) than normal heeled boots.
Calf Widths. This is one of your big deciders particularly if you’re buying boots online so make sure you have a good idea if what you’re ordering will be right for you. One place that will always tell you is Zalando – where the amount of details is really good.
Half Zips – Try putting a pair of these on over leggings or tight jeans. Impossible.
Knee high boots can be quite an investment, so you need to know pretty much what you want them for, as one pair will not do for all. If you want them to go out to dinner in then you probably want a slim fitting sexy boot with a high-ish heel. I always prefer suede for evenings out but that’s just me.
Every-day boots. As I wear boots pretty much all the time from autumn to when it gets warmer I like boots that can do double duty, smart enough to wear out, rugged enough not to mind a bit of wet on the ground and comfortable enough to wear all day. Rubber soled boots with a slightly (or more obvious) ridged tread are great for this.
My favourites this season are Gabor’s mid heel platform knee high boot in black suede – they come in tan and black leather and grey suede as well. An absolutely everything pair of boots. They also come in three calf widths. You’ll find the medium at Zalando as above, and the wide fit at House of Fraser. The slim fit at Charles Clinkard……
Then there’s the riding style boot. Smart, trimmed and ready for anything. Great for weekends and any day you want to be able to walk a few miles. Again preferable are rubber soles and detail such as buckles or bi-colour or both.
You can spend a small fortune on a new pair of boots, however there are some seriously nice boots that won’t break the bank. I always think you need several pairs, after all you wouldn’t go with one pair of shoes, would you? The time to build your boot wardrobe is right now.