Thursday, September 24, 2009

The perfect boots

I love wearing tall boots during the fall and winter but have trouble finding pairs that are a good fit. I'm to a point where I don't even worry about cost all that much, I'm just looking for something that is cute, classic and comfortable. Oh, and did I mention that I have a 9 narrow foot, a fairly skinny ankle and a larger calf? Yeah, makes it real easy to find boots. ::eyeroll::

I have a couple pairs of heeled tall boots that are okay, but for the past two years I've been obsessed with finding tall, flat boots that I would rock at both work and play with girly skirts and dresses. My initial preference was something that was totally flat with no embellishments, but after a year of searching high and low and coming up empty-handed, I realized that was unrealistic. I then revised my search to find a classic pair of flat riding boots with minimal embellishment. Since I have such a hard time finding boots in general, I wanted to make sure it was classic enough to last for several seasons. Earlier this month, I found something that I liked, but as with most shoes, until I try them on, it's a crapshoot. Oh, but I hit the Holy Grail with this one! Have a look:
They're narrow through the foot, fitted through the ankle and then widen enough at the calf that they zip up easily and cause no skin spillage over the top. And they are sooooo comfy!! They are pretty much my dream boots that I thought I'd never find. And you all are going to cry when you hear where they're from - freaking Talbots of all places! I realize they're not the trendiest store out there, but they consistently carry narrow widths and they tend to fit me well. Obviously, this is no exception.

I have the Whiskey and Black ones living in my closet and I have a feeling the Mahogany ones will be there soon enough. Sure, I'd love to be able to buy different varieties of this style of boot instead of 3 of the exact same one, but seeing as how it took me 2 years to find this boot, I'm not holding my breath for finding others that fit this well and meet all of my style requirements any time soon.

I know so many people have trouble finding tall boots that will fit calves that are larger than a toothpick, so this is definitely a store to keep in mind. I also wanted to post about these pretties as they'll be making lots of appearances in future sewing posts. Almost all of my fall/winter sewing projects are skirts and dresses that are intended to be worn with boots or booties as I plan on living in them for the rest this year and into the next. I'm behind on posting my sewing stuff (will catch up this weekend), but I'm rocking the Whiskey boots today with a short knit dress I just finshed up last night and I feel damn cute and my feet are so very happy! :)

10 comments:

Leslie said...

Awesome! I have the same issues: narrow foot, big calf, and skinny ankle. Glad to hear it's not just me. ;)

weezermonkey said...

It's ok. I'll keep your Talbots secret. Hee.

Winnie said...

I have been looking for boots too! My calves are chubby, my ankles are chubby, my feet are wide :X I like the ones you got! They're cute an definitely don't scream "talbots."

That Girl said...

I have the opposite problem with tall boots - You could fit 3 or 4 calves in mine, which always looks ridiculous because there's a HUGE gap between my leg and the boot. I thought all boots were made for people with larger calves.

So Not Wishy Washy said...

To hell with people who would think that buying three of the same style is silly. When I find a pair of shoes, boots, etc. I ALWAYS buy all the colors.

My Barney Rubble feet are a tough fit. Once I find a pair that makes me look like a chick instead of a human with cinder blocks, I snatch 'em up. I bought FOUR pairs of shoes last weekend. Who the hell knows when I'll stumble on another pair. Way to go, woman! Can't wait to see your sewing projects.

Jen said...

oooh! they're cute!

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Huh. I am skeptical. I'm willing to bet you all 3 pairs I still couldn't get my fatty calves in them. Sigh.

wan said...

i always have trouble finding tall boots that fit right, because i seem to have weird calves. if i found the perfect boots, i'd buy 'em in all colors too!

tam pham said...

talbots?! who would have thought?! they look great.

Katherine said...

Amber, my gosh you have discovered my SECRET!!! I wear almost ONLY Talbots shoes- boots, flats, sandals. All my work pumps. They are so incredibly comfortable and fashionable and I know I can order my size and it will feel great every time. (New to your blog but seeing another stylish young woman who wears Talbots shoes makes me feel right at home!)