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Another DUO thread. Boots. Apparently they should be v.tight...
After another depressing day in the shoe-shops of Milton Keynes I finally went to the DUO shop on Savile Row today and ordered these. (They are going to have to last more than one year...) It was great to have someone go off and fetch you boots at varying calf widths. But the assistant was quite adamant that they should be a struggle to zip up and would say something was a good fit when I felt like my circulation was about to be cut off. If I'd been happy about that sensation I would have bought some much cheaper boots in Barretts yesterday but while I could zip 'em up it felt awful. Thought the point of DUO would be not to have to struggle so I'm a bit Anyway - I'm looking forward to their arrival, having insisted on a bit of legroom.
Katisha, the first, older pair are fine, always have been. Not too tight, not too loose. The newer ones are quite tight, quite a struggle to do up, but not uncomfortable once they're on. Not sure if they've stretched, tbh.
I've got 3 pairs of Duo boots and they are all still in good nick. They do need to be snug when you buy them as they give a bit. One of my problems with most high st boots is that they wrinkle or fall down because I am scrawny of calf. I could sleep in one pair they are so comfy. Am trying to resist buying more atm.
Hmmm well my boots have arrived now and they feel quite a lot tighter than the ones I tried on in the shop. Were much harder to zip up. Don't know what to do now because I can't see myself wanting to wear them for too long before dying to get them off again, which isn't the point of the exercise.
I'm sure DUO will say this is right and they will give but hmmm.