By popular demand: knee-high boots

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I can’t get over the fact that this chic suede pair is from Mango.

A really clean-lined flat boot for wearing with just about anything.

I like that these have just a hint of slouch.

And the heel here is pretty cool.

These have a slightly western (but not overwhelmingly so) vibe.

A classic riding boot at a nice price.

I think the stacked heel here is kind of sexy.

Here’s one with a super-pointy toe, for those of you who dig such things.

This brown pair is kind of 70s vintage-y.

Here’s a really elegant pair, with a heel that comes off as higher than it actually is.

 

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    Rebecca
    24 Oct 2019
    2:40pm

    I love a knee high boot: they don’t necessary love me. I have short legs (so they often hit me right in the knee cap, which is uncomfortable) and skinny calves (so they gape unbecomingly). This doesn’t stop me from constantly trying them, looking for the holy grail…

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    fan
    24 Oct 2019
    9:55pm

    I did not buy that perfect navy pair in Argentina 5 years ago and still regret it. As a great pair has been impossible to find, welcome your take on navy leather boots… thanks.

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    Kathi
    25 Oct 2019
    12:48pm

    I dreamt of these boots last night, so wonderful. I would pair so many of them with the animal print t-shirt dress from Wednesday’s post.

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    Viajera
    24 Oct 2019
    2:30pm

    Very nice. I would like a pair I could half unzip and fold over like a pirate. Come to think of it, some of these might offer that. Can’t do suede though. Anyhow, it was fun looking!

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    Carol
    25 Oct 2019
    12:22am

    Love a knee-high boot, but do you find they slouch over time? Years ago I splurged on a pair of caramel Frye’s on sale, but still a splurge, that I loved. Over time they just sank and sank, and eventually they just looked sad. To be fair, this was over many years. But still, aren’t they supposed to be like a lifetime thing? Or no? Is this just me, or do people usually wear them less frequently so they last longer? Or have a secret non-slouching boot preservation technique?

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    Tally Abecassis
    24 Oct 2019
    1:50pm

    The Sam Edelmans are very similar to some Fryes at half the price! Also I second wearing them with dresses and skirts. They can make a dress seem more casual, which I like.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    24 Oct 2019
    12:21pm

    I love the look of these boots. Thanks for the wide-calf option, Kim, since that’s an issue. (For now….the women in my family get skinny as they age. I’m patiently awaiting my turn.)

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    Nicky
    24 Oct 2019
    10:58am

    Now tell us how to wear them, Kim. I’m always stumped(and I have a beautiful pair)

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      Kim France
      24 Oct 2019
      11:01am

      Just throw them on with a dress—any dress—and you’re set!

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        Mary
        24 Oct 2019
        11:37am

        I like this advice! I never want to wear pumps with dresses anymore.

        I also don’t own many jeans with a super skinny leg anymore! A necessity with these boots.

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    Trixie
    24 Oct 2019
    10:28am

    As a confirmed bootaholic, I love so many of these… but wish that more of them had zippers. Pulling on a boot seems like nothing but some mornings my back just doesn’t want to play.

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      c.w.
      24 Oct 2019
      7:34pm

      I have a high arch and most pull on boots won’t fit over my arch (including cowboy boots). It is so frustrating! No doubt the back thing will get me next. Fashion as we age… In the near future I’ll be asking Kim to do a post on elastic waist jeans.

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        Kathi
        25 Oct 2019
        12:45pm

        Never change, c.w.!!

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