I’ve pretty much filed knee-high boots under “those things that look better on others,” and “not me,” but perhaps I was premature. For one thing, I’ve never actually found or tried a pair of knee-high boots on that fit my calves. And you can’t give up on something altogether before even trying it, can you? (the answer is absolutely no…even if you think it won’t work, you should always try first!)
I’m also not sure tall boots are “me” – but again, if I’ve never tried them, how will I know? I’ve often thought it would be nice to have a pair of boots for traveling, or wearing when it’s cold. They seem a very easy, chic option for minimal dressing.
So, after seeing Duo boots around quite a bit online and getting an email from them offering to send me a pair to review, I decided I better try now, before I give up for good. But the thing is, I really don’t think they’ll look good on me, and I’m VERY nervous about choosing a pair. Because, you see, my calves are REALLY wide, and my legs are REALLY short. In fact, my calves are wider than my leg is tall (from the knee down). Is that even possible? I guess it is…because I have the numbers to prove it, but it seems weird. My calves are about 43 cm around and my leg from the knee-down is about 36 cm tall.
And Duo’s website is so great that when you input your size and calf measurements it shows you also how tall the boot will be, so you’ll be able to accurately gauge where it will fall on your leg. So, the Arna chelsea boots I’m thinking about trying are 35 cm tall, and they’re MID-CALF boots!!!! But they’d be knee-high on me, which I wonder what that would look like – I mean, if the boots are meant to fall at the widest part of the calf, how will they look if they hit just below the knee on me? funny? I just feel like my legs are much too short and stocky for tall boots.
But it seems it’s either those, or ankle booties, and I have ankle booties that I like, but don’t wear, so why would I get another pair? I do desperately want to have a pair of knee-high boots; I love the way they look on others, and I relish the idea of wearing them with leggings and a big sweater. I have to try them, right? and if they don’t work, they don’t work…but at least I will have given them a go.
Does anyone have any experience with Duo boots? any other short, wide-calf ladies out there who have found tall boots to work for you??
*I haven’t been paid for this post, or even accepted boots for review yet, Duo has simply offered to send me a pair to try.