or Connect
DenimBlog.com › Welcome to the DenimBlog Community! › General Topics › Chat › Problem: Boots for girls with skinny legs...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Problem: Boots for girls with skinny legs...

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
This has always been an issue for me. I love some of boots I'm seeing this season, but my they don't ever fit my calves properly...only a problem if I want to wear them with a skirt, not a big deal if worn over jeans. I have only one pair of mid-calf boots that fit me great, and that's because they lace-up (my friends and bf call them my FMBs...hehehe).

My calves aren't too skinny either, but for some reason, the boots seem to big.
I know that there are plenty of petite women on this board....what do you guys do...any designers you recommend?

Thanks!
post #2 of 13

Re: Problem: Boots for girls with skinny legs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherry21
This has always been an issue for me. I love some of boots I'm seeing this season, but my they don't ever fit my calves properly...only a problem if I want to wear them with a skirt, not a big deal if worn over jeans. I have only one pair of mid-calf boots that fit me great, and that's because they lace-up (my friends and bf call them my FMBs...hehehe).

My calves aren't too skinny either, but for some reason, the boots seem to big.
I know that there are plenty of petite women on this board....what do you guys do...any designers you recommend?

Thanks!
what are FMB'S??
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well. let me try to say it in a tasteful way:
______(expletive) Me Boots.

I've only heard guys use the term...go figure.
post #4 of 13
I recall a couple weeks or months ago, denimdevil recommended Marc Jacobs boots for skinny-calved ladies.
post #5 of 13
I'm petite and have pretty thin legs; I went shoe shopping this past weekend and tried on cowboy boots, boots with wedges, and those sherpa lace up boots...none of them looked good on me I think I'll just stick with Uggs or flat boots.
post #6 of 13
I'm the same way. I have horrendously skinny chicken legs. Not even those stretchy fit-everyone boots stay up. they bunch at my ankles cause they're way too big. can't wear sweater boots, and uggs look very stupid on me. they're way huge on my tiny calves. I wish I had something to recommended--but I'm in the same position! All my boots are ankle boots--though I do have a pair of Donald Pliners that actually fit my legs quite well, but they only go about 1/4 of the way up my calves. And even ankle boots...I have to have at least a AA, and a AAA is always nice.
post #7 of 13
I have skinny calves too and all my leather boots have had to be taken it at leather repair shops and cost me about $20-$25!! I was at Nordies today and tried on the new quilted UGGS, they are tight around the legs and good for us skinny legged girls!! Oh and they were on sale for $119.90 instead of retail of $179.95!!
Here they are:
http://store.nordstrom.com/product/p...pe=g uidednav

If you want to order them online, have them call this store to price match. They were $119.90 and they should ship for free since they say so online and items over $100 ship free anyway.
Nordstrom Glendale Galleria (store #340)
200 West Broadway
Glendale, CA 91210
(81 502-9922
post #8 of 13
Oh and I just remembered the Ugg Sunset fits pretty tight. They're $140.
http://www.uggaustralia.com/Apparel_...sku=5235&col=2
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Oh and I just remembered the Ugg Sunset fits pretty tight. They're $140.
http://www.uggaustralia.com/Apparel_...sku=5235&col=2
free shipping at nordstrom online on these:
http://store.nordstrom.com/product/p...=keywordsearch
post #10 of 13
I can TOTALLY relate on this subject!!! I have super super skinny calves that never seem to fill out any knee-high boots I try on. I'd love to find a dressy, high-heeled pair that fit snugly around my calves.
post #11 of 13
I once tried on some Dior boots with a really tight fit. But of course I didn't buy them because they were like $1200!
post #12 of 13
So I don't usually blog, but I read a lot of blogs. However, something just occured in relation to this issue that I felt I had to share. So, here goes, sorry if it's long...

I am 27 years old, and for 3 years I have been on the hunt for knee high or at least calf boots. However, my calves are 12" circumference at the widest, and it seems most mainstream boots are made with 14" or greater. I also have long feet (8 1/2), and it seems that most common shoe makers feel that longer feet = wider calves...not necessarily true. This turns out to be very frustrating for us skinny-calved gals just tryin to get it on the trends. Most of us resort to buying designer boots from Nordstom's or european custom fit boots with a hefty price tag. I guess I just can't commit to those prices, especially for something I can't even try on or see in real life first...

So anyways, for several seasons now my hunt has involved trying on boots in various shoe stores, ordering through zappos.com and returning etc, etc. However, with no real success I have stuck with booties, which are usually still too wide around my ankle and I end up hiding them under jeans and masking all the cute details. Well, that is until now...

When at my local DSW trying on boots for the thousanth time, I came across a cute pair or dark gray, "slouchy" calf boots with adjustible buckles at the ankle, and the calf. I'm a fan of the slouchy look, so I decided to give them a try. With my flares tucked in, and adding a little bulk, they actually looked good (not that I would actually ever wear them out with flares tucked in!) And, at $60 how could I not chance it until I could get home and try them with skinny jeans!? On my way to checkout I also grabbed a pair of cute crochet boot socks/leg warmers. With my receipt safely in hand in case it didn't work out, I ran home to try them on with skinny jeans, and voila! Slouchy boots that arent too terribly wide, over skinny jeans with boot socks (either sticking out a little or cuffed over boot edge) is a good look for us skinny-calved gals!! I even think it would work with just the boot socks and a skirt, though I have not tried yet.

Another revelation I've had that may help all my fellow skinny-calved gals is combining boot socks pulled up to right below knee with booties. I have a pair of dark brown booties that are supposed to be fitted around the ankle (however on me they leave an extra inch or so of space and look goofy). But, when worn over boot socks that match close enough in color, they give the look of a knee high boot. It may sound weird, but I think the fact that the booties are suede and match the socks well makes it work. This is another cute idea to be worn with skirts and keep you warm at the same time!! Isn't it great when fashion meets function and doesn't break the bank!?
post #13 of 13

these are two great options too. The Battell I just bought for my wife who has thin legs and a size 9.5 foot:

http://www.google.com/shopping/offerdetails?docid=2076326892401185823&sa=X&ei=HZLhTqyvGdSBsgLsysT-BQ&ved=0CFoQwBMwAQ

http://www.stevemadden.com/Item.aspx?id=62929&np=595

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chat
DenimBlog.com › Welcome to the DenimBlog Community! › General Topics › Chat › Problem: Boots for girls with skinny legs...