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Are boots supposed to be gappy these days? ?,

(41 Posts)
butteriesplease Sat 12-Dec-15 17:42:28

So, my trusty DM elena boots are sadly kaput. Dh gas got me some clarks marquette silk boots (can't link on phone ) they are quite ok but rather wide at the top - is this acceptable? ? I'm used to knee high boots being nearly skin tight such that there is no gap however I accept that this may a bit 1997 or something. I would say that there is a 1cm gap as I could slide my hand in .

amarmai Sat 12-Dec-15 19:39:08

was in an expensive store today and saw an assistant showing a client a pair just like that and wondered the same as you. Maybe it's to make tuck ins easier?

Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 19:50:19

Depends on your legs I guess?

Normally footwear has to just fit your foot, but boots that come more than a few inches up your leg should really come in a variety of widths.

butteriesplease Sat 12-Dec-15 20:30:00

I just gave this nagging feeling that it makes them look like wellies. Where can one get narrower legged boots then??

HappyGirlNow Sat 12-Dec-15 20:37:58

I'd say that's the current style like this

mineofuselessinformation Sat 12-Dec-15 20:38:20

I was just getting to the end of your thread, and you beat me to the welly thing! I hate it as I have fairly skinny legs.
If you want knee length, Clarks 'likeable me' are good - I have them in black and in tan.

LittleLionHeart Sat 12-Dec-15 20:43:52

Jones do small and large calf boots. I am v slim and the smells hug my calves smile

OldestStory Sat 12-Dec-15 20:45:37

They look like wellies, it's not a thing, get ones that fit your legs smile

Trills Sat 12-Dec-15 20:51:10

If you don't like it then it doesn't matter if it is " a thing" or not, really.

imnottoofussed Sat 12-Dec-15 20:55:25

Saw these in a magazine today and thought surely they are meant to fit better than that

blueshoes Sat 12-Dec-15 22:09:11

I thought boots were bigger at the top nowadays to allow you to wear your boots over your jeans. But what do I know.

MamaDuckling Sat 12-Dec-15 22:13:24

Try Jones, their slim fit are great and I've always struggled with gapey boots!

bonzo77 Sat 12-Dec-15 22:15:37

They're wider now because people on average are wider, and the boots are made to fit the average person. It's vanity sizing.

ZenNudist Sun 13-Dec-15 01:19:56

I've tried on every pair may be an exaggeration of knee high boots in my city...

They are all gappy, wide and welly like. I've given up. I wanted a block heel too, not covered. I'm clearly asking for something that's not in style. I've bought ankle boots instead. Not as warm but cheaper!!

FrustratedFrugal Sun 13-Dec-15 06:31:28

I have fairly slim calves and all my life knee-high boots have been gappy. A few years ago, I finally had two bespoke pairs made to fit my measurements. It was really worthwhile and I don't understand why more shops don't provide this option.

Lucymatilde Sun 13-Dec-15 06:51:13

I used to like those ones that came above the knee at the front and were slightly lower st the back (so you could walk). I had a cool pair of purple suede with 4" heels that I wore with miniskirts and nude tights. Back in the 70s natch. Loved them.

BrendaandEddie Sun 13-Dec-15 07:54:43

I'm convinced that slim
Legged women are the Most under catered for fashun minority.
You've got fat legs? Masses. Skinny ones? Nada

sandgrown Sun 13-Dec-15 07:58:57

Disagree Brenda. Lots of boots for average legs but not many for my fat calves that don't cost a fortune !

BrendaandEddie Sun 13-Dec-15 08:10:31

Not average. SLIM

BlueEyedWonder Sun 13-Dec-15 12:24:12

Slim and petite here. Woefully under catered for.
This year I've bought calf length boots from Dune which were the best fit of the 100s I tried.

Petal02 Sun 13-Dec-15 13:19:56

Duo boots (now known as ted and muffy) are the only place I've ever found that can fit my skinny calves. Previously, I had to use leg warmers and long socks for padding.

I feel that 'long' boots should NOT be gappy at the top, they're far more flattering if they're close fitting.

Boots that stop mid calf are a bit different, but something that resembles wellies is a no-no. Blueeyedwonder which Dune boots did you buy?

MsButteryMash Sun 13-Dec-15 14:11:53

One solution is lace-up knee boots so you can adjust the fit. I have some that have laces and a zip, so you can get the fit right then just use the zip.

Youremywifenow Sun 13-Dec-15 16:59:58

ZenNudist, I've bought these. Knee length with block heel. Haven't arrived yet so can't report on the gappiness but unlike to be on my fat calves

BlueEyedWonder Sun 13-Dec-15 17:39:15

Petal I'm too much of a technological halfwit to know how to do links. But they're Dune 'rossy' tan calf boots. Think they also come in black which I might also consider if I see in the sales.

Glitteryfrog Sun 13-Dec-15 22:21:21

*I'm convinced that slim
Legged women are the Most under catered for fashun minority.*
YES! I've got narrow feet and slim-ish legs I don't stand a chance.
Loads and loads of wide fit - no one does narrow fit. Even places like topshop who cater for the skinnier end of the market just do 'average' fit.

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