Boot Crazy

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Registered: 08-02-2005
Boot Crazy
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Wed, 08-03-2005 - 3:04pm

Since Fall is right around the corner, I'm having difficulty in deciding what type of boots are in for this season. I was at a deparment store and saw different types of lengths, knee high, calf and ankle high. Some of the heels are stiletto, stacked or flat so it's confusing. Most of my boots are knee high with a stiletto heel but I've been seeing stacked heels. The stacked heels are more comfortable to walk in but I work in an office and stiletto heel boots are acceptable. Flat boots don't look too sexy or attractive so I'm not too interested in this style. Can anyone give me an answer on what style is in this year and what type of heel is in?

Lost in Footwear,
Stephanie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: ststephens
Wed, 08-03-2005 - 5:35pm

After spending about half an hour or more looking at boots, online, I'd say go with the heel style you like, and is appropriate for where you are going to be.

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Registered: 04-09-2003
In reply to: ststephens
Wed, 08-03-2005 - 6:07pm

Hello Stephanie, great question.

It's true, there are many styles of boots out there right now. Like you, my boots are all stiletto heeled. I like the height and it's very feminine. The stacked heels are nice because they're broader and give you better balance while still giving you a heel. Flat boots can be worn with jeans and pants but I don't care for them personally.

Knee-high boots can be worn with long skirts and knee-length skirts. This look can be nice but you have to use it carefully.

Calf-high boots are great all-around boots because you can wear them with most anything. Short skirts, long skirts and pants. I prefer this style myself.

Ankle-length boots should only be worn with long pants, IMO.

So all style boots are in depending on what you're wearing with them. I enjoy stiletto heeled boots with pants for work. The long pants and high heels gives me that long lean look that I love. The most fashionable boots and shoes IMO have stiletto heels and pointed toes.

Hope this helped,
Cindy : - )

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Registered: 05-13-2003
In reply to: ststephens
Tue, 08-09-2005 - 11:56am

I agree with the rest of the girls. Your style really depends on you. I go with higher stilleto heels for going out or dressy, a stacked heel for work or shopping...and I don't own any flat boots but I LOVE cowboy boots and have several pair. Those are coming back this fall and look awesome with skirts as well as jeans. Hope I helped a little.

Love Jennie

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Registered: 08-11-2005
In reply to: ststephens
Thu, 08-11-2005 - 2:39pm

Wow! What a great idea! I always seem to forget about cowboy boots - they're perfect for the fall season... Can be worn with jeans and tee, jeans and a nice shirt with a great pair of bohemian earings, or even a pair of slacks and a sweater!

Does anyone know of any good places to look for them? Even online?

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Registered: 05-13-2003
In reply to: ststephens
Thu, 08-11-2005 - 3:50pm

I can CERTAINLY help you with that since I married a West Texan and "caught the bug" as it were. Here's two websites that you can find really nice cowboy boots and even some on sale.

www.sheplers.com

www.cavenders.com

I am such a "cowgirl" I wear them year round (mostly spring/early summer) and even wear them with sundresses to church!!

Love Jennie

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Registered: 10-14-2003
In reply to: ststephens
Thu, 08-11-2005 - 5:52pm
I don't know about the flat boot. Looks a little too much like Robin Hood or Dorothy from the Golden Girls. I love my knee high stilettos; I'm not giving them up yet no matter what's trendy. I like my boots sleek. I'm not sure about cowboy boots either. I like them but I'm not really country or a cow girl; just not in me.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: ststephens
Thu, 08-11-2005 - 11:43pm

I'm not big on stiletto's, then again I'm on the tall side for a woman. I do love cowboy boots, and have a pair that I am working on being able to wear again. A combination of calves being too big, and not being used to a heel of higher than maybe half an inch.