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I have really skinny legs but want some boots :(

(41 Posts)
Blackberryinoperative Wed 19-Sep-12 21:41:51

Hi I have really stupid skinny calves and knee high boots look stupid on me. Like wellies. Unless I wear them with too baggy jeans then I look like a farmer sad

I would love some riding style brown knee high boots. Does anyone know of any?

BonnyDay Wed 19-Sep-12 21:44:44

No. I have given up. Don't like duos. Plus so many are too short and don't hit my knee

nipersvest Wed 19-Sep-12 22:02:21

fly london boots are very narrow on the calf

shoebun Thu 20-Sep-12 13:04:49

Not quite a riding style but looks like it should fit skinny calves

MissBoPeep Thu 20-Sep-12 13:41:59

There should be a sticky for this- it comes up every few weeks smile

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 20-Sep-12 13:54:46

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MyNameIsInigoMontoya Thu 20-Sep-12 14:00:36

OK I know they're perhaps not quite riding boots, but what about lace-up ones?

I have a lovely pair from Fly London, similar to this: Fly

Also Timberland Bethel calf boots (various colours) are quite narrow-cut anyway, but also have laces and a zip. So you can lace them as tight as you want, but then don't have to faff about with the laces every time you take them off/on, you can just leave them at the right setting and use the zip. Here's one example

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Thu 20-Sep-12 14:05:51

I have brown leather riding style boots, i brought them last year from La Redoute, might be worth a look, they are quite narrow.

BonnyDay Thu 20-Sep-12 17:02:43

I hate fly. Don't like the heel on the fc

PorkChopped Thu 20-Sep-12 19:56:46

I love Fly London, have a couple of pairs from them. I have skinny legs too. I actually just purchased some boots from Duo last night too. These ones
not exciting ones this time, simple ones.

CardiCorgi Thu 20-Sep-12 21:14:19

What is the quality of Duo boots like? I rather like the idea of being able to order by calf size (another one with skinny calves, shame about my thighs).

lindsell Thu 20-Sep-12 21:38:09

I've been v disappointed with the quality of duo boots - I was so excited to discover them several years ago (another skinny calver (is that a word?!) here) but I've had two pairs from there in quite different styles and both have broken badly within a few months (and they weren't worn that frequently). The heels broke off one pair and the others the whole sole came off confused

They did mend the ones where the heels came off but it happened again within a couple of wears.

I would buy some if they were v cheap on eBay or similar but I think they're very overpriced for the quality.

shattereddreams Thu 20-Sep-12 21:59:13

Russell and Bromley sell an Italian brand, come in half sizes.
£200 odd though. Ouch but they fit!!!!!! And choice of styles
Aqua something?!

suebfg Thu 20-Sep-12 22:05:42

I've had a pair of Duo boots for years and they look as good as new. If you have slim calves, it's so difficult to find boots on the High Street. I'd highly recommend Duo.

surreyhousefrau Thu 20-Sep-12 22:13:39

russell and bromley childrens boots go up to size 5 and cost a lot less, have many of the same styles as adult boots

reliablemillipede Thu 20-Sep-12 23:12:41

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this before - but, I discovered the perfect solution last winter to skinny calves and wide boots - I put on a pair of leg warmers over my leggings/jeans and folded the thick bit over at the top so it just sort of poked up a bit at the top of my boots ! was amazing ! boots fitted lovely and snug at the top and no flapping and I can't think why I never thought of this before ! you can get all sorts of colours to match your boots or your jeans etc, or contrast - it really does look good.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 20-Sep-12 23:26:22

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galletti Thu 20-Sep-12 23:34:21

Good ideas here, but what about smart boots, ones you want to wear for work. Flatt(ish) heels to wear with skirts and tights/leggings. Any ideas?

reliablemillipede Thu 20-Sep-12 23:49:26

Ah ! my boots were quite stiff at the top - will keep this in mind for this year's purchase !

leguminous Fri 21-Sep-12 01:04:51

I've got the opposite problem, giant fat legs, but chipping in re. Duo quality - I've got three pairs that I've had for a few years now, and two have lasted brilliantly. The third are only a problem because the insole thing has quite quickly come unglued and now rucks up under my foot, making them bloody sore to walk in. But should be an easy fix.

CardiCorgi Fri 21-Sep-12 08:46:38

Thanks for the quality comments. I'm not sure about the OP, but personally I am happy to pay a bit more for my perfect boots, as long as they last well (and I am not talking about just a few months). Apart from anything else, I hate shoe shopping and am rubbish at it.

justaweeone Fri 21-Sep-12 11:50:05

Depending on the size of your feet,have you thought about children's boots?
I am a size 4 and have had various lovely pairs of kids boots over the years some from boden and recently a lovely leather and suede pair from the startrite factory shop for the bargin price of £25!!

EllieLou72 Sat 13-Oct-12 17:48:54

Hi, try RIEKER boots. I got a pair "Astrid" last winter, so comfy and no padding required! Can wear with skinny jeans and just tights! Im a shoe size 41.5/calf size 14"/35cm
DE shoes is Scottish but you can get same boots on amazon. I can also recommend Gabor boots, they do a narrow fit. I got a sale pair from House Of Fraser but try charles clinkard
Their customer service is good-ive emailed in past and theyve sent a list of which of their stock was "narrow" fit
Hope this is helpful to my fellow skinnycalvers smile X

noddyholder Sat 13-Oct-12 17:53:04

these are super skinny I have the black and have worn a lot. I want the brown but I paid £35 in the sale about a month ago and can't believe the increase now! They go with everything

Bootsforslimclaves Mon 14-Oct-13 21:14:02

Hi! I am 5'4" and my calf measures around 12" at the widest. I have just bought a pair of black rider boots from Next and they fit perfectly! The stock number is 868-600, these boots also come in camel, and here is a link to the boots: I have tried on another stretchy back over the knee boots, but they are a bit baggy around the ankle, the stock number of the ones I have tried on is 864-409. Good luck with your search!

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