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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

For years I have lusted after boots to wear in the winter. Pants fit me weird (15 inch difference between my hips and my waist), so I wear skirts and dresses, even in the coldest days of winter.

Well, when it's really cold, I wear sweatpants into work and then change. But the point is, my legs are cold.

I was assured that Lane Bryant had boots that would fit the most substantial of calves. I happily ordered 3 pairs (since I can just return them to the store) and tried them on this morning.

No good. Not even the fat lady boots fit my giant calves. Siiiiiigghhhhh.

Actually, I did get one pair zipped up, but it was pretty squished and when I took a step the entire boot, and its synthetic material, made this awful squeaking sound. The other 2 pairs weren't even close to zipping up.

I was so excited to have boots this winter, and now I'm just sad that I'm so fat. Bleh.
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  • SASSYDEBO
    Trust me, people of all shapes have trouble with boots. For me, it's my athletic calves + tiny feet (which translates to narrower shafts) + being super-short (which means the bulging part of my calf starts lower), and only a small percentage of tall boots fit me, typically those marked extended calf or those with lots of stretch. I've been living in my Cole Haan Whitley boots that have a lot of elastic in them. They are last year's model, but this year's "Jodhpur" model seems like it would fit similarly. I'd definitely try Nordstrom, because they have a huge selection of shoes/boots at lots of price points, including a decent selection with wider calves. Make the helpful sales people help you out and earn their commissions.

    As to the skirt/dress warmth issue, I have a pair of Cole Haan wool tights that are super-thick and super-warm, much better than regular tights. I also love to wear lululemon "wunder under" pants (actually, crops for me, 'cause they are almost pant length) as leggings under skirts and dresses. They are thicker than regular tights and keep me warmer.
    3000 days ago
  • WOUBBIE
    I can't wear them either, but it's a foot issue in my case. My arch is so high that I can rarely slide them into the boot unless it unzips all the way down.

    Have trouble with hats too, and there is NO dietary regimen to change that one, lol!!
    3001 days ago
  • KELLYIM
    Laurie, that makes me feel a bit better since I know you're a lot smaller than me. :) It's a boot conspiracy! I do have some ankle boots that I love wearing with jeans. I think I'll just need to buy one of those really long down comforter coats for the winter.

    And, yeah, I know my huge legs are one reason I'm an awesome kicker. Just have to remember that.
    3001 days ago
  • LMB-ESQ
    Now stop that! I can't wear them either. I try them on and if they fit the foot, they are too tight on the calf. If they fit the calf, then they are way too big on the foot. I can however, wear ankle boots, and I LOVE them! I know that won't help you with a skirt, but it is one possibility.

    Besides which, think how much weaker your freestyle kick would be with different calves.

    By way of irony, as I type this, there is an ad to the left of my screen selling riding style boots from Nordstrom. **sigh**
    3001 days ago
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