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Boots for Autumn / Winter - I want some Fly ones but my calves are too chunky

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fiver Tue 01-Sep-09 13:16:13

It's my birthday and DH says he will buy me some new boots (woohoo!).

I want knee length or calf length boots, and love the Fly ones


But I tried them on and my calves are too big blush and the zip wouldn't go right to the top without cutting off the circulation to my feet. I'm a size 12 but have rather sturdy legs (it's all muscle honest).

Anyone know of any similar ones that are slightly more generous in the leg?

flowerybeanbag Tue 01-Sep-09 13:19:32

Loads here, any of them similar enough?

brokenspacebar Tue 01-Sep-09 14:11:41

all fly boots are not created equal, those ones have an elastic panel at the back, very discreet, non?

black patent 3/4 length?

adjustable side strap any good?

I know there are probably loads more styles... I haven't looked at Fly London web site, but they might be worth a look.

Another web site that might have fly style boots is T-reds.

Fimbo Tue 01-Sep-09 14:27:00

T K Maxx are starting to get their winter boots in now. Always worth a rummage. I picked up Fryes in there last year for £80.

fiver Tue 01-Sep-09 18:36:03

brokenspacebar - I like those Fly boots too. I haven't seen those ones in the shops, and I'd rather try them on before I buy because of the calf problem. I could return them if they didn't fit but the postage would be v expensive for boots. It may be worth the risk though.....mmmmm <ponders>

I may try TK Maxx Fimbo, that's a good tip.

NoahFence Tue 01-Sep-09 18:36:56

there is something abotu those fly boots i dont like.
they are creepy

fiver Tue 01-Sep-09 18:48:33

How can boots be creepy?

brokenspacebar Wed 02-Sep-09 14:30:55

Schuh sell fly boots - they have free p&p!

brokenspacebar Wed 02-Sep-09 14:32:19

free p&p here too!

brokenspacebar Wed 02-Sep-09 14:34:10

Fly midas has an elasticated panel too.

mathanxiety Wed 02-Sep-09 16:02:48

Those are really lovely boots, imo. I have a pair of Clarks that are similar (but not recent). They have toggles as well as a zip and can be adjusted to fit a wider calf.

clemette Wed 02-Sep-09 16:15:12

T-reds has a brilliant sale on. I have just got black knee highs for a tenner!

heymammy Wed 02-Sep-09 16:33:04

I have a couple of pairs of Fly boots, Mes in red and Mol in black, and am not fat of thigh but they are tight fitting, especially if you want to tuck skinny jeans into them. The buckle doesn't give you much extra room.

These might not be the boots you are looking for sad def try them on first.

MrsGokWantstogocampingagain Wed 02-Sep-09 16:38:16

Not Fly I am afraid but is there anything here that you like? They do the wider calf size.


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