Mid Calf Boots Vs Knee High Boots

Published: 02nd February 2009
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A good pair of boots is a staple wardrobe item that never goes out of fashion, but the real trick is to find a pair that looks good with any outfit and can flatter any body shape. The most important consideration when looking for the ultimate pair of boots is the fit. Boots that don't fit properly are not only uncomfortable, but won't look good either. Knee high boots and calf length boots are the most flattering styles and can be worn with any outfit, be that a glamorous and sexy skirt, a business suit or a casual pair of jeans.

Having the perfect fit around the calf makes all the difference. If the boot is too tight, it can cause the calf muscle to bulge over the top, spoiling the line and looking less than attractive! Many high street boots are made to fit a standard size, which is of no use to any woman who doesn't fit this mythical profile. The best course of action is to contact a manufacturer or supplier of boots that offer a wide range of calf fittings to find the right boot for your leg shape. The length is also important. If a knee high boot is too long it can push against the kneecap and become uncomfortable very quickly. Again, specialist suppliers will be able to offer varying lengths to suit the 'real' woman's requirements.

An alternative to knee high boots are calf length boots, which reach the mid calf area. These work well with jeans or can be worn underneath trousers to elongate the appearance of the leg, particularly if they have a pointed, 'stiletto' type toe. They can also offer an alternative if you don't feel comfortable wearing knee high boots and prefer a shorter style.

Making sure that your boots fit properly will also increase the lifespan of the boot as well as ensuring that they look their best. A pair of properly fitted boots will put less strain on the leather, meaning that the fibres of the leather do not have to stretch as much to fit. It will also prevent the leather from cracking - if the boot is too loose it may develop folds which can split the leather very quickly, allowing water to seep into the interior of the boot, shortening its life and making the boot uncomfortable to wear.

Knee high boots are very versatile and can be worn for any occasion. Pairing a good, well-fitted pair of boots with an office outfit can give you a chic and stylish look that is also comfortable for extended wear. A popular style is to wear knee high boots over skinny jeans, giving the leg a streamline, elegant look but with a casual twist. If your calves are a little thicker than average, a narrow wedge heel can help to elongate your legs, making them look much slimmer. The key is versatility, and both knee high boots and calf length boots offer this. By making sure they fit the whole leg correctly and not just the feet, you can have a comfortable, stylish pair of boots that will go with almost any outfit and last you for many years.
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