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)
1. Stuart Weitzman Kneezie boot (select the black color to see sizes avail.)
This is a sleek below-the-knee boot with almond toes that fits both circumference and height-wise on petite legs! These are described to be the same as Stuart Weitzman’s 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 style needs.
Shaft height: 22″ hits like this at my mid-thighs
Calf fit: Very slim pull-on style with no zipper
2. Stuart Weitzman Hiline Boots (select the black & brown colors to see sizes avail.)
The Hiline replaced the 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’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!
Shaft height: 18.5″ just above the knee
Calf fit: Slim (under 13″ circumference) with partial zipper
3. Stuart Weitzman AllJack boot (similar Lowjack)
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 (under 13″ circumference) with partial inner zipper
4. Stuart Weitzman AllJill boot (no longer available)
These are basically the Hiline boots but with the “just above the knee” shaft with partial zipper. These are very flattering and easy to get on and off if you don’t want to deal with pull-on styles!