We’ll admit, when we first saw all of the thigh-high boots marching down the fall runways, even we were intimidated. Sure, they look fabulous on leggy models, but could a non-model (a.k.a. most of us out there) pull off the look?
There was only one way to find out. We called in the boot of the season in and had the team at Glamour try them on. Meet the Stuart Weitzman All Legs, a stretch suede style with a 3.25″ heel and an intimidating 27″ shaft. Weitzman is no stranger to over-the-knee boots—supermodel Gisele modeled the flat version of these boots last year. This year’s edition, however, are much higher and way sexier.
When the boots arrived at Glamour HQ, most editors were apprehensive. “They’ll never go up my calves,” said one petite senior editor. “There are never going to fit my size 10 1/2 foot,” chimed a writer. “These boots will be like pants on me,” said another editor, height 5’2″.
At the nudging of one pushy person (see byline above), they tried them and most were surprised by their experience. “I thought these would look ridiculous, but I’m kind of obsessed with them now,” said the 10 1/2 size writer. “They aren’t for me, but they’re really weirdly comfortable,” said the senior editor. “They still won’t go up my calves,” said another editor, who wasn’t a fan.
Overall, most of our team really liked them and felt comfortable in them, and while it definitely took some aerobic activity to get them on (not to mention off), the results were pretty positive. Take a look!