I feel your pain. I have a problem fitting into knee-high boots, which are, of course, my favorite kind. I’m a petite gal, but I’ve got rather, shall we say, “shapely” calves. It doesn’t help that I’m less than 5 feet tall, because that means the largest part of my calves are lower (in the skinnier area) of most boots than they would be on an average sized person. Of course, that also means the widest part of the boots come up to the bottom of my knees, and flare out a bit, which exaggerates my bow-leggedness. In other words, tall boots look really silly on me.
Still, I’ve got three pairs that I can barely squeeze my calves into, and I never wear them even though I them. I keep wanting to convince myself that I can pull off the look, but alas, those boots aren’t made for short people. (I do think they would look good on me if they were fitted correctly.) I really should put them on ebay to recoup some of my investment, but I don’t want to let them go. I’ve thought about taking them to a shoe repair place to see whether they could take a couple inches off the top, but I’m afraid it’ll be $$$. Anyone know? I should probably just call someplace for an estimate – you might want to do that too, Heather – they’d probably know whether your boots can be stretched that much.
I keep thinking that I should look for those styles with the stretchy (non-leather) calf area for a better fit, but they’re just not the same.
Darn. Now I have to go find all those boots and try them on again. As if they would magically fit now. :teehee: