If you’ve been waiting to get your first pair of Stuart Weitzman boots or to add to your collection … there’s a big sale going on right now with several good styles to choose from! SW is the best I’ve found for narrow calves, and most of the styles will stretch to accommodate more muscular legs as well. Note that if you have super slim calves, the best way to keep boot shafts from falling down while you walk is to wear thicker knit tall boot socks underneath to add “traction. I wanted to review some sale styles for you guys, and have assigned the calf fit into two general categories (for reference, my calf circumference is about 12” around):
– Slim: grazes my calves in a thicker suede or leather (example: the 50/50); or
– Very Slim: fitted on my calves in stretchy pull-on suede with no zipper (example: Lowland / Hiline)
Finally a sleek below-the-knee boot that fits both circumference and height-wise on petite legs! These are described to be the same as their popular Lowland boot (see them on me) but with a lower shaft. Over-the-knee styles are definitely a little more fashion-forward and not office appropriate, so these are a classic alternative that could be more versatile, depending on your needs.
If you’re not sold on over-the-knee styles that hit taller around the thighs, the Alljack is a beautiful alternative that hits just over the knees. It’s suede with a stretchier back suede panel, and comfortable, walking-friendly mid-height block heels.
Shaft height: 18.5″ just above the knee
Calf fit: Slim with partial inner zipper
These were the only style I tried on with a pointed (slightly rounded at the tip) toe instead of almond. They look very lengthening from the front and the small block heel was also comfortable at first try (I have on the cola brown color above). For another pointed style with a similar height heel, the Tiemodel boot has a 3″ kitten heel and the 21″ shaft height is in-between the “just above the knee” styles above, and the taller Hiline style below.
Shaft height: 22″ hits like this at my mid-thighs
Calf fit: Very slim pull-on style with no zipper
The Hiline is the new Highlands, for those of you who are familiar with that older staple style! I noticed two small differences – the block heel is a little more chiseled in shape on the current Hilines, also the fit is a little more true to size with their other boots, in my opinion. I feel that SW boots run a touch big in general compared to other brands. I’m usually between a 5 and 5.5 in all shoe brands, and I fit a 5 in the new Hilines along with all of the other styles reviewed in this post.
The Lowland and Hiline very rarely go on sale in classic colors, so don’t miss out if you’ve been eying them! You can’t go wrong with black, but I am loving the medium brown Nutmeg color that’s usually pretty hard to find in stock (this is the same color I have in the Tielands).
Shaft height: 18.5″ Just above the knee
Calf fit: Slim (under 13″ circumference) with partial inner zipper
These are basically the Hiline boots but with the “just above the knee” shaft with partial zipper. They are so gorgeous in-person and very flattering, and easy to get on and off if you don’t want to deal with pull-on styles!