This is the perfect time to invest in a new pair of knee high boots, it’s winter, you’ll be wearing them for a good few months and best of all many of them are on sale. But…..look around the sale stock, particularly in the stores, and you’ll wonder why they ever bought them to start with as you can see at a glance why they’ve been left behind when their companions have been snapped up. Either the heel is wrong, or the toe is unflattering, or the designer was obviously having a bad day.
Don’t waste your time falling in love with a pair in the stores and then discovering that your size has sold out (probably last September). The best way to find a new pair of knee high boots is online. But what about the sizing do I hear you ask? You don’t need to worry. Shoes and boots tend to stay true to size so whatever size you take you should be safe to order that online.
If you’re going for something very high with a pointed toe you may want to go up half a size but otherwise you’ll be safe in sticking to the size that works for you. Suede in particular will give to fit your foot as will soft leather.
Calf widths…..most boots don’t come in different calf widths although I’ve included one boot, by Gabor, that comes in three widths with the Large being quite wide. If you have a problem with boots and calf widths go for something with some elastication at the side or back, or easing at the top.
The easiest way of zipping up a pair of boots that’s a bit tight on your leg is to lie down and lift your leg right up. Just don’t try it in a store.