Boot styles this Fall

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  1. pennavenue

    pennavenue New Member

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    Looks like the over-the-knee style of boot isn't going away yet. I guess some girls can pull it off, but it's never really been for me. I'm more of a casual boots type of person. What styles are you wearing?
  2. Cupid

    Cupid New Member

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    I like wearing ankle boots with at least a 3" heel. I have several pairs of closed toe ones and also an open toe pair.

    I do want to get a pair of boots that come up to the knee to wear with skirts, but I'm not sure how they'd look on me.

    As far as the over the knee boots, I think they look trashy/sexy -- too much for me. :lol:
  3. Integrity

    Integrity Active Member

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    Ankle boots with pants, up to the knee with skirts/dresses, both about a 3 inch heel. Haven't worn the ankle boots with a skirt or dress yet.

    Over the knee boots would not be appropriate for my office, but I do like the look.
  4. Angela-Fan

    Angela-Fan New Member

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    I don't own a single pair of boots. lol I am finally going to buy some this winter; I'll have to bring someone with me to help me lol. I'm clueless about boots!
  5. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

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    I like the up to the knee boots with a pair of skinny jeans but unfortunately my @ss is too huge at the moment to be able to pull that off lol! I swear it's growing twice as fast as everything else with this pregnancy.
  6. BittyBug

    BittyBug Quadless

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    Mostly ankle boots, with both pants and skirts.. I don't know about the rest of you, but to the knee or higher boots tend to be too tight around my former skater calves to be comfortable.
  7. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    In general, if you have great legs and are not either short or heavy, they'll look fine. But if you are short or heavy, or your legs aren't up to the sky, my suggestion would be to buy boots that come up to the knee to the point where your skirt overlaps the boot. This connection between skirt and boot will make it so there is no "break" line, and your leg won't look cut off, and thus shorter.
  8. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I have the same problem, due to being a former gymnast now turned skater. My calves are curvy and very, shall I say... solid. I am strong, like bull. ;) But there are some brands of boots that come in a wider calf, and those can work for me.
  9. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    That kind of thing does happen... And sometimes, afterwards, things shrink back up; and sometimes, they're never the same again... ;)
  10. Bev Johnston

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    I bought these last year and it looks like they are still in. I call them my "motorcycle cop" boots. I also have the large calves issue, but I find that designers seem to be making boots a little more roomy around the calves these days.

    I have three other pairs of up-to-the-knee boots: one brown suede, one brown leather, and one funky green cowboy style. I also have brown ankle boots, brown cowboy boots, and black mid-calf suede boots for cold and snowy weather. I am a boot addict and I need help, which reminds me, I don't have black ankle boots or any over-the-knee boots at all.
  11. skaternum

    skaternum Grooving!

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    4 pair: low heel riding style boots in black & brown and high heel (3") in black & brown. No ankle boots anymore, as I've decided they look silly.
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  12. Auntie

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    I live in a small beach town in the South that has many retirees. Daytime wear is decidedly conservative and casual. I was in the grocery store on Sunday afternoon and this really attractive woman was in the produce area. She was wearing black over the knee boots, almost too short black skirt and a black sleeveless shirt with black FEATHERS all over it! :eek: She looked like a high priced call girl - not trashy, but definitely too sexy for Sunday afternoon grocery shopping. All the retired grandpas were killing themselves trying not to stare :lol:
  13. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    I love laced boots so I bought these recently and they're just fab.
  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I wear ankle boots with boot cut slacks to work all the time. I like wedge heels (more comfortable) that are about 3.5 inches high.

    I also like wearing slouchy knee length boots with skirts and sweater dresses, also on at least 3.5 inch heels but not to work--inappropriate as our office dress code is pretty conservative.

    Finally I wear boots that resemble Uggs but are cuter IMO with skinny jeans.

    I can't wear over the knee boots or ankle boots with skirts since it makes me look shorter.
  15. Bev Johnston

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    Those are similar to my snow boots. Very cute! I want another pair but I have to refrain. There is no reason for me to own another pair of boots!

    The classic Ugg style puts the "ug" in ugly. I did see some cute Uggs last fall but they were very pricey.
  16. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    You have no idea how hysterically funny "horse people" are finding the current trend in "equestrian-look" boots. To the point of people asking us where we got ours--"Uh, from the tack shop, ten years ago, when I needed custom-upper tall boots with zippers in..." Even more laughable are the patched knee breeches. We've been wearing them for years, now we're finally "in"!
  17. KikiSashaFan

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    I like ankle boots with pants since they're more comfy than knee highs under pants. I like boots like these with skinny jeans or leggings. I'll admit I do have a pair of regular Uggs, and yes they are ugly, but at 6am in the freezing cold when I'm walking the dog they're the best thing I've ever owned.
  18. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 boots that go almost up to my knees. One is brown leather that's "horse riding" style with maybe 1/2 inch heels. One brown basic brown leather one with 2 maybe 3 inch heels. One black suede pointy boots has a button on the top part with 3 inch stiletto heels. I also have pastel plaid rain boots that I purchased at Target and this one is not a tall as the other 3.
    I personally can't stand the over the knee boots. Reminds me of hookers, ala Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman!
  19. myhoneyhoney

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    Hah, tell me about it. Took me 11 years to get back to pre-preggo weight. I'm still trying to figure out how to get rid of my wrinkled and stretch marked tummy without a tummy tuck! blech
  20. oleada

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    I need some cute ankle boots - I want a wedge heel, mostly. I have three pairs that I wear - black leather ones that are about calf length, brown ones that are that soft leather (I can't remember the English word for it) and shorter mid-calf ones brown ones. I used to have BearPaws as well, but I need a new pair of those.

    I have skinny legs so calf high ones are not a problem for me.
  21. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    I wear something like this. I drive 30 miles to work each way, on the highway. I need the warmth (my feet are cold all winter anyways!), and I certainly don't need heels when I'm trying to walk across snow and ice!

    I know PL will be mortified, but at some point, safety and the possibility of broken bones does outweigh fashion. Sorry.
  22. vesperholly

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    Ooh, those are friggin awesome!! Where did you buy them? I have an insanely high instep, and most boots have such a "flat" profile that I can't get over my heel unless they lace or zip.

    I recently caved on the "bootie" trend and got these from Payless. They look hot under jeans, and the low profile doesn't cover my ankle bone and so I don't look stumpy with tights and a skirt.

    What I really need is rain boots, though - and ones that I can tuck my pants into. Uggs are not good in the rain and too warm besides. I've yet to find a pair that fits over my heel, is wide enough in the toe box and also wide enough to fit over my skater calves.
  23. Integrity

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    I too have a long commute & don't like wearing heels to drive or walk long distances. I wear flats or sneakers to drive in and leave my nice shoes/boots in my file cabinet. Helps to make shoes last longer and reduces risk :)
  24. Bev Johnston

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    I love this style. It's kind of like the men's wear for women fashion that was popular in the 90's. I was actually eyeing a pair of these at Famous Footwear.
  25. pennavenue

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    I tend to buy more casual boots for fall and winter. I love the look of stilettos and have a pair for going out, but as for day-to-day boots (I have to walk to and from the subway everyday) I need a flat, comfortable boot. I started working with Sperry and they let me try out these Bayshore boots. I love them because they are comfortable to walk in, and (bonus) they lace up so you can loosen or tighten them depending on how big/small your calves are.
  26. myhoneyhoney

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    Speaking of Sperry, I LOVE these tall rain boots. I'm normally a 5-5.5 so I'm wondering if the 6 will work.

    These are cute too, AND it has a wedge to elongate the leg line!
  27. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    I bought them on ebay but they're by "Tamaris" a German label.
  28. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    As mentioned, cute, warm and comfy are not mutually exclusive.
  29. Satellitegirl

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    I like the suede ankle boots with some faux fur on the edge to wear with my jeans. I also like the knee high boots in leather. I don't like the type that go over the knee, but the ones that go up to the knee are nice :)
  30. Lainerb

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    I am looking to invest in a pair of boots that are stylish and will last for at least a few years. I have about a $400-$500 price range and I am interested in any input for good boots for men.
  31. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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  32. skategal

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    I just bought these in Navy at the Nine West factory Outlet Store. I got them for 20 bucks because I got another pair of shoes there too. Regular price was $40.

    http://www.ninewest.com/Raindrop/54...Num=16&variantSizeClass=&variantColor=BLACKRU

    I have muscular calves too and these are no problem for tucking jeans into and also the width of the calf is adjustable. :)
  33. cruisin

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    I love Frye boots. I have more pairs than I care to admit. I sort of have a boot addiction :lol:. I am tall, so I have a little trouble with knee height boots, they are about an inch or so too short and start to curve in a little too low. But, I make do :D. Via Spiga makes great boots too. I always buy from their web site at the end of the season and get GREAT buys!

    Right now, these are my favorites:
    http://www.thefryecompany.com/Product-Women-Boots-Harness-77374TAN.aspx
    I have them in brown and want them in black, but they sold the black out in a week! :(

    Love boots with skinny jeans, leggings and long tops, and with skirts/dresses and dark tights. I have one pair of really high, 4" heel booties (from last year). They make me 6'2" and I can't wear them if I have to walk too far :lol:. But they are soooo cool.
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  34. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    I finally broke down and bought a pair of ankle boots with a round toe, and I just can't get used to it. They have a 3" heel and are so comfortable, but ugh, after years of wearing the same style boot with a pointy toe, they just look strange!
  35. Auntie

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    Here's a good site for browsing.

    http://www.zappos.com/mens-boots~u

    I'm jealous of your budget. :drama: Have fun shopping.
  36. cruisin

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    Here are a two more places to look:

    http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/ca...,c-100/f-10002 70016 4294967141/t-MEN'S|BOOTS anything "Air" has Nike Air technology. I find Cole Haan to be very comfortable.

    http://www.thefryecompany.com/ My favorites :D and they last decades, they just get better with age.

    Via Spiga has a few men's boots, not much of a selection, but what they have are nice.http://www.viaspiga.com/content.aspx?contentID=shop#/men

    You could also go to Bloomingdales.com, or other department stores ".com".
    If you know your size in the brand, that should be okay. Usually shipping is free if you spend over a certain amount and $400 would certainly qualify.

    Note: If you find a pair of boots on the Cole Haan or Frye sites, and you can't find that particular boot in the store, go to a store that carries the brand and try a few pair on. That way you know how the shoe sizes run.
  37. pennavenue

    pennavenue New Member

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    I love the wedge boots! Those are really cute. As far as sizing goes, I'm normally a 6-6.5 and my Sperry Bayshore boots are a 6.5. They fit perfectly, but are pretty narrow, so I'd keep that in mind too.
  38. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    How Canadian of you :D

    I can remember being so excited when my mom no longer made me wear boots like that to school, lol.
  39. zhenya271

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    I like Zappos for browsing too, but really only purchase through them when I need the shoes the next day or can't find them at any of the online department stores as they seem to be a bit higher.

    My new love is Tod's. Supposedly, all their manufacturing stays in Italy, no outsourcing to China, India, etc like some of the other houses. Not very many boutiques in the U.S. but you can check Neimans, Saks, Bluefly. If you know your size you could order through the outlets, some styles make it there from Europe, but all sales are final.
  40. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    I do wear them to school...