It’s Amost Time for Knee High Boots

by Erin Steiner | July 22nd, 2008 | Fashion

The weather is still sweltering, and the last thing you probably want to think about is shoving your feet back into regular shoes, but in just eight short weeks, it will be autumn and you know what that means: boot season will be back. Fall is the best time for shorter skirts and higher boots, but if you haven’t gone boot shopping here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. Not everything that looks fabulous in pictures will look fabulous on you. Boots are like any other piece of clothing, and in this case, your calves are the body part that will decide whether or not a certain style of boot looks good on you.

2. Pay attention to the size and shape of your calves as they will play as much of a role in your boot selection as the size of your feet. Just because your feet fit into the shoe part of the boot doesn’t mean that your calves are the right fit for the boot’s leg. Some boots will be too tight, and others will be too loose.

3. Make sure the boot gives you some ankle support but does not cut off your circulation. For some reason many boot manufacturers tend to make the ankles of their boots extra narrow. While this can help keep the boot in place, it also can do a great deal of damage if the boot is too tight.

4. Take your environment into consideration when you choose which knee high boots are right for you. If you spend a lot of time traveling from one place to another, choose knee high boots that are comfortable in which to walk. If you spend a great deal of time outside, buy boots that will stand up to all types of weather, like leather or rubber.

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