Top: Friends of Couture
Boots: Rieker-antistress via Shoebuy
I’m off to Sydney obscenely early tomorrow morning for sales conference, and I’m totally not relishing the wake-up call (though I am excited about spending the weekend with my darling friend Lisa… watch out for us at Paddington Markets!)
Before I left for the sunnier climes I wanted to show you my Rieker-Antistress stretch knee-high boots.
Boots – all boots, even custom made boots – are big around the ankles. It’s so you can walk, or so I am led to believe.
Trouble is, sometimes you just want a really sleek and streamlined look – especially if you’re wearing your boots with a skirt.
If that’s the look you’re after then really you don’t have another choice. You need to go stretch.
My first pair of knee-high boots were stretch. They had a plasticky feeling, were a size too big, and had to be hoiked up regularly like a pair of loose socks. And I loved them.
These are much better quality, and have been an essential part of my winter wardrobe for a few years now, but they’re definitely starting to give up the ghost.
I only have one tip for buying stretch boots, which is: Try to get a pair that pulls on instead of zipping up. Synthetic stretch boots are a dime a dozen these days, but I’ve always found that unless you’re meagre-of-calf the zipper will buckle, which is both fantastically uncomfortable and unsightly to boot.
hehe… “to boot”