Finding over-the-knee boots is a task that I, like most shoppers, dread: It’s so hard to find boots that actually fit real calves when you’re not Karlie Kloss’s height. So when I found out about Stuart Weitzman’s new “Ultimate Boot Guide,” I thought I’d give it a try; it allows you to compare which kind of boots will give you the best fit, and the pros and cons of each. The customer chooses the color, material, sole type, toe shape, and heel height to determine not only the kind of boot you like best, but the kind you actually need. For that kind of luxury, you’ll have to pay more than you would for the average fast-fashion shoe, but it’s worth it to have boots tailored to your lifestyle. Just think how smart you’ll feel when you’re not hobbling around with sore feet this winter, or throwing out a battered pair of boots after one measly season.
And contrary to popular belief, when styled correctly, over-the-knee boots can elongate your legs and provide extra warmth on cold days. The trick is to balance out the proportions of what you wear with them — whether it’s a simple sweater and slim-fit jeans that will tuck into the boot seamlessly, or a chunky sweater dress and jacket. Scroll down below to see the best picks.
If you’re looking for a practical boot that looks as sleek as its six-inch counterpart but has the comfort of a kitten heel, we’ve found it. The front panel is made of suede, but the back consists of micro-stretch elastic, which makes it super comfortable. And the best part? The heel is only three inches, so you can wear them all day and night.
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