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PipersOrange Wed 14-Sep-16 12:10:58

Are these worth buying now!? I've coveted a pair for the last few years and finally found a pair I love (black suede) but scared to buy them if they're suddenly going to become a bit try-hard? I always struggle with shoes! These are the ones I was thinking.... asos

Runningupthathill82 Wed 14-Sep-16 12:41:31

I think they've always been a bit try-hard tbh. And the other risk with over the knee boots is that they can often look a bit pantomimey.

You also need long, slim legs to carry them off IMO. I have short fat legs, so in thigh high boots I look like I'm dressing up as a deranged elf.

But if they suit you, go for it.

DoneRacing Wed 14-Sep-16 13:04:25

It's a yes from me. I think they're pretty timeless now. I have a few Stuart Weitzman pairs amongst others and they're very easy to wear. I prefer with a midi dress or a line short dress. Also good with intarsia or interesting wool dresses for winter chic. For reference, I'm 5 foot 7 and a UK 6, so not tall.

BabarityOfRoses Wed 14-Sep-16 13:09:48

They are just so warm I donat care if they are try hard or not. I thinks hey are just a sensible staple tbh. Sweater dress and boots- winter outfit in 2 easy moves.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Wed 14-Sep-16 13:22:18

I love my OTK boots (as I believe the fashionistas refer to them). I see lots of pairs in shops for AW so I don't think they are on their way out.

I'm not very tall but legs are good so I think they suit me.

This article is interesting as I've never worn them without tights. Wear mine with tights, short dresses and skirts and shorts.

Methenyouplus4 Wed 14-Sep-16 13:23:45

I like them but only flat ones.

Omgkitties Wed 14-Sep-16 13:30:29

I love love love my over he knee boots!! I have serval pairs in different colours and heel size.

PipersOrange Wed 14-Sep-16 15:39:49

Oh I'm glad the general consensus is yes! I'm 5"6 and like my legs so am not worried about drawing attention to them a bit. I'd absolutely love a pair of Stuart Weitzman but they're slightly massively out of budget so I'll stick with the asos look a likes for now. grin

olderthanyouthink Wed 14-Sep-16 19:57:14

There was another thread about this the other day, a few guardian articles were linked saying they were the shoe of the decade hmm

I really want some, if anyone wants to donate some Stuart Weizmanns I won't say no...

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