View Full Version : Are these boots tall enough?

09-27-2005, 04:17 PM
I ordered these boots from Nine West (that wendalah found for me) and they came today.


I’m 5’10”, and apparently most of that is calves. The boots have a 13” shaft and come 4.5” inches below the bottom of my knee caps. I wanted to wear the boots with a skirt, but I feel like they’re really short. They look weird, like they’re too tall to be short boots but too short to be tall boots. I could wear cropped pants or gouchos with them because there’d be a big slice of exposed shin. Am I crazy? Is it okay that they stop so far above my knee caps?

09-27-2005, 04:54 PM
I think that its hard to guess if they're too short, maybe a picture would help?
From your description, I don't think they'd look bad with a skirt, i guess it depends on how short the skirt is....

Sorry I'm not much help!
Good Luck!

09-28-2005, 07:19 AM
I agree, gotta see them on you.

09-28-2005, 07:28 AM
It would also depend on the style of the skirt and whether or not they "hug" your calf. I have boots that don't come up to my knees but because they're very tight on the calf, they look good with most of my skirts.

09-28-2005, 07:30 AM
yes, please post a picture

09-28-2005, 07:38 AM
I'll try to post a pic tonight.

09-29-2005, 01:34 PM
BTW, I really like those boots. I looked on the ninewest website but didn't see them. Can you post a link to where I can buy them?

09-29-2005, 03:36 PM
Link to the boots (http://www.ninewest.com/s?namespace=catalog&origin=viewall_category.jsp&event=p.shoe&pid=10197&cid=1039#)

Here's some pics. They look weird because I took them into the mirror, which reflected the flash.



I hope you can tell enough!

09-29-2005, 03:44 PM
I don't think the boots look weird. I think I would recommend a skirt to the knee with them, though? But that's just my personal preference. I think the boots are an appropriate length/height.

09-29-2005, 04:20 PM
I agree..skirt to the knee.

09-30-2005, 05:06 AM
I agree with the other ladies about wearing them with a skirt that hits the knee. I like the boots!

09-30-2005, 06:19 AM
Yup, skirt to the knee. They look cute on you.

09-30-2005, 06:25 AM
Cute boots!

09-30-2005, 06:52 AM
I actually rolled up the skirt so you can really see the boots. It does go to my knees! ;)

Could I wear these boots with a shorter fitted skirt and tights?

09-30-2005, 08:33 AM
Yes, if the skirt was fitted with tights I think it could be shorter. I personally prefer more of a heel or more a pointed toe on boots w/ a shorter skirt, but I don't think it would look bad. And actually, I don't own any boots like that, so take my advice with a grain of salt. ;)

09-30-2005, 08:56 AM
You know what’s weird? I thought these boots were way shorter than another pair that I own, a pair with 3” heals and pointed toes. I tried them on last night and they come to the same spot on my shin. What is it about the other boots that makes them seem so much taller?

09-30-2005, 09:22 AM
I'm not sure - it must be the shape of the boots, or else some weird psychological issue all boot manufacturers ingrain in women's brains!