Desperately Seeking Knee High Boots!

I love boots and I REALLY want a pair of knee high boots.  I see them everywhere, in my Burning Man community and everyday in downtown San Francisco.  But I am a funny girl, I actually get overwhelmed if I have on clothes that are too heavy or dense.  So I am not sure knee high boots will even work for me or that I could wear them for an entire day.

You can wear boots year round in San Francisco because the average temperature is 64 degrees, thus they are a fashion basic. A couple of months ago I popped into my local Torrid store and they had boots that fit but they were huge in the ankle. I have fat calves, smallish ankles, bummer ;(.

So I kept looking, and then Jessica Kane posted a note about these British, wide calf boots.  Let’s see, I want a low heel, knee high, small ankle, black, and their Duo Malmo seems to come pretty close, and has a squarish toe so that is a plus, but they are pricey at $220 US. They are gorgeous but the reviews indicate that they too may have wide ankles, but the bigger issue is that my husband and I have a deal at our house that I will not order boots by mail, because in the 20 years we have been together I have never been successful.  I bet I have sent back 10 pairs of boots.  And if I did have to return them I am sure it would be pricey, the site says…”Please note that the cost of returning goods to DUO is borne by you“.

So what do you think, should I give them a go, talk my husband into giving me a dispensation to order one more pair of boots by mail, or pass and just love the boots I have?…affinity

5 thoughts on “Desperately Seeking Knee High Boots!

  1. a) have you shopped at I have used them for eight years, and there is NO COST to you (postage or otherwise) to return anything. I returned a pair of boots that I bought the wrong size for, not only did they overnight me the right size, they credited my account $20 because the price had gone down since I purchased them. Also, their community is very active in the review process,so you can get accurate information in regards to sizing, calf/width, etc. Zappos is truly the one online shopping experience I feel ZERO risk with.

    b) I personally was seeking knee high boots for a very long time and finally found the Coach Cheyenne boot and LOVE it. I have gotten more compliments on it. While, yes, they are expensive, they are a lifetime boot that will be in style forever and they are made with incredible quality. Currently you can find them on sale/clearance or on ebay for around $200, which is a value for the boot.

    Great post, and yes, the quest for the perfect black boot is one that plagues us all! Happy Hunting!

  2. Affinity, aren’t you going to Europe soon? Duo has fitting rooms in London and Amsterdam – maybe other places, too! Once you know what your foot size and calf size are in Duo terms (they will store it in their computer and write it on a card for you) – you can order away without worrying about whether they will fit! They are expensive but it’s so worth it to have access to cute styles – i have a regular size foot and ankle but really big calves and i have ordered several pairs successfully after being fitted in Amsterdam while living there. xoxox kiki

    • What wonderful information, thanks Kiki. I am going to Italy and southern France so will not get there. But just the reminder makes me want to try again in the fall. I am so happy to have you comment. Thanks, we all need good information.

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