Hello World! Now this is not going to be like my normal posts and I apologize but I am annoyed with the fashion industry and their standards of ridiculously small.
I have wanted over the knee boots since I was in high school and I promised myself that when I bought them they would be great boots worthy of their price tag. So finally in the real world I have some extra money to buy a great pair of these boots and make myself super excited. I saw a style that I wanted and started to look online, I measured my calf because that is a big deal, and found the ones I thought would be best. (For the record mine is 15 1/2″ which I like to think is average).
I bought these boots from Sole Society and I was so excited – I raced home over lunch to try them on and that excitement lasted until I tried them on. They would not fit over my calves, my mood nose- dived so fast, I could have sworn I checked into this. I went on their website and weirdly they do not list the calf circumference they will fit around, on boots who does that? So then I was really annoyed and realized they do not list that on any of their boots and when I send them back they charge me for shipping, (are you kidding me?)
So this started me on the journey that got me to really annoyed. I immediately started looking for another pair of boots and paid special attention to what calves they will fit over. So I checked out some normal shoes places- DSW, Zappos – and realized most boots only fit up to a 15″ calf and some their large calf selection were up to 15″. What if you are wearing jeans? How tiny of a calf do you need in order to be able to wear these boots?
Then I switched to looking at the websites for my favorite shoes and looking at their over the knee boot selection. This brought me to Kristen Cavallari by Chinese Laundry and my tag question. The boots that Kristen Cavallari designed have a maximum circumference of 13″, are you kidding me? Kristen, do you even have 13″ calves? And this brought me to the point of super annoyed and I had to stop.
I am not calling out any woman who has 13″ calves and can wear these boots, more power to you. I am very jealous you are able to wear these boots and I am stuck here with my calves that all of a sudden the industry has made me think are extra large. I just work out and my calves reflect that and I just want a pair of boots that will pull over my athletic calves.
Sorry about the rant, I posted because I figured a lot of people could relate. I will have updates because I am still looking for a great pair of over the knee boots, I cannot disappoint my high school self.