Posts Categorized: shoes

Reader Request: The Tall Boot Dilemma

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Every time knee-high boots come up – ESPECIALLY when they’re mentioned as a potential wardrobe staple – the hackles rise. So, so, so many of you have trouble finding tall boots that fit your calves correctly. And even if you love the look, you eventually give up the quest out of sheer frustration.

And honestly? I don’t have a solution. Because some of you have narrow calves and some of you have wide calves. Some of you aren’t proportioned for mass-produced tall boots and some of you are concerned about disguising your slender ankles. And even though there are a few minor workarounds for some of these issues, the bald fact is that some women may never find a pairs gorgeous, perfectly-fitting tall boots that flatter their frames. At least, not without getting them custom-made. read more

Originally posted 2010-01-14 06:25:00.

Reader Request: Slippery Shoe Tricks

How to keep your feet from slipping inside your shoes

Reader Erin asked:

I have a pair of patent leather heels with patent leather insoles that are kinda treacherous to wear with betighted footsies (it’s kinda slippery). Can you suggest a product to add some grip to slippery insoles? This wasn’t a problem when I wore these kicks with bare feet in the summer. I would like to see a post on tricks to make shoes fit/work better, and I think you could talk a bit about how your feet change from season to season. You mentioned recently that a pair of shoes you bought in the summer now were pretty loose because of hot-weather swelling. Maybe you could tie in how to transition shoes from one season to another. read more

Originally posted 2009-12-22 06:56:00.

Reader Request: Tights and Sandals

how to wear tights and sandals

Wearing sandals and other open-toed shoes with hosiery is newly stylish, gaining popularity over the past several years. When I first saw it in my mags, I thought, “OH NO. Not for me, thanks.” But within a few months, my eye had adjusted to the look. And since it allows me to utilize more of my shoe collection for more of the year, I’m now fully in favor.

As with anything in fashion – especially a developing look or trend – there are no hard and fast rules. But here are my personal guidelines for pairing tights and open-toed footwear: read more

Originally posted 2009-10-08 05:52:00.