Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SHOESday: Tricksy!

(just realised yesterday's post was my 400th! 400 for a 40th! Love it!)

The problem with starting to wear brown, when you've pretty much always worn black, is that black boots just don't cut it with brown clothes. Gosh darn it, that meant I had to buy more boots. How terrible!
I bought these on sale a couple of years ago - not long after I read about a shoe repair service in the city that can expand knee high boots - oooh, the opening up of the options for knee high boots for those with shapely calves! Since these were reasonably priced, leather, and had a straight inside leg zip, they make the perfect candidate for alteration.
Not all shoe repair places can do it, they need a special machiney thing (oh yes with the technical terms) but if you desperately desire knee high boots, but have the shapely legs, knee high boots are within your reach (without having to resort to Duo Boots, which are a fabulous, although somewhat expensive, option).
The adjustment is not invisible, but if done well can look like an additional gusset, and they do mean you have the glory of skipping down the street in your flirty skirt and knee high boots! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

13 comments:

Bells said...

so is 'flirty skirt' a technical term too? :-) Oh the image that comes to mind!!!

The wonders of technology. Now they can make your boots fit, too, with just a special machiney thing. Amazing. And the results are great!

Michelle said...

Love them. I didn't know you could get boots widened! What an excellent option.

TinkingBell said...

MMMM - and the Duo boots - there's a red pair there - and a purple pair.. and a blue pair......

Oh you shoe vixen you!

Caffeine Faerie said...

Congrats on the 400.

Having boots extended is a fantastic idea, and I must say, I love that pair of boots...

kgirl said...

the adjustment just looks like a funky design feature - that is awesome!

kim said...

Such a fabulous idea! They must make boots too snug because your calves do not look big at all! Who can wear the "before" boots, I ask you?

Helen Knits said...

What a brilliant idea, if I had known that you can get boots widened I wouldn't have given my away to my DD.

Good excuse to buy a new pair!

J. said...

Your boots look fabulous. They make me want to go shoe shopping but it's summer in Canada so I'm more likely to find sandals than stilettos.

Joine

MadMad said...

Oh, that is cool - I didn't know you could do that! Now I just have to overcome my aversion to wearing skirts... ahahahahhhaha!

PrincessPea said...

Nice!

It's not just the boots you need in brown instead of black of course, there's the handbag, coat, jacket, hat scarf and gloves that all need to co-ordinate. More shopping anybody?

Congratulations on your 400th!

Anonymous said...

Hah Hah..I love the term 'shapely calves', it makes me think of Mma Ramotswe and her 'traditional build'. I too have said shapely calves and trouble in the boot finding department, I mean who on earth do they make those skinny boots for???!!! Miss Jill

Michele said...

that totally looks like a design element in the boot. nice. and good to know!

catsmum said...

what a bloody fabulous idea!