Petite-friendly, Slim calf boots // Edited Pieces Drop 3

edited pieces slim calf vegan suede boots

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While I consider myself a bit of a shopping expert after all this time, knee-high boots are still, without a doubt, one of the hardest items to come by for someone with my body type. Over my decade of blogging, it’s been a unicorn style that’s frequently requested and rarely found off the rack. I always knew it was a style I wanted to refine for Edited Pieces, but that didn’t make the process any less daunting.

A while back, a few thousand of you kindly dug out your measuring tapes and helped me fill out a survey all about boots. The fit requests varied greatly: narrow calf, wide calf, narrow ankles, wide footbed, extended foot sizes, slim and tall shaft, short and wide shaft, and every combo in between.

For our first boot, I ultimately decided to focus in on the most requested fit from our survey results. After countless rounds of samples and fit tests, I’m so excited to share a timeless knee-high boot with a shorter shaft + slimmer calf. These will be launching this Thursday, January 13th on Edited Pieces in US sizes 4 through 9. Please sign up for emails on the website in order to get an alert when they drop!

I know one style does not suit all, and am always listening to your fit frustrations, and hope to expand our offering down the road to suit more of our customers’ diverse body types and needs!

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When foraying into the world of boots, I started with a pair that I already owned – one with many positive customer reviews and a record of quality. I worked backwards to research where they were made, which turned out to be a small factory that’s specialized in boots for over a decade. Together, we pored over the details and worked on developing a new style with everything I’ve wanted in a boot but couldn’t find:

  • Generously-cushioned insoles
  • Flexible, non slip sole
  • Stable block heel at the perfect 2.5 inch height
  • Zipper along the inner ankle area for easier on & off
  • Silicone band along the inner top opening to help keep the shaft from sliding down
  • Made using high quality vegan suede with a little stretch
  • Timeless almond-shaped toe

Sizing
Whole sizes 4 – 9. If you typically find yourself in between two different sizes, I’d size up in these.

Fit
Slim calf with a petite-friendly shaft height.

Below are the measurements in inches, and note the material has stretch. It stretches comfortably up to about one inch wider than the listed calf measurement.

Size Calf Circumference (stretches to fit approximately 1 inch wider) Shaft Height
4 11.8 13.8
5 11.9 14.0
6 12.0 14.3
7 12.5 14.5
8 13.0 14.8
9 13.3 15.0

 

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45 Comments

  1. C wrote:

    Wow Jean, finally, boots for slim calves! Unfortunately, I feel like suede is hard to care for. Will you consider making these boots in other materials next time? (Please say yes!)

    Posted 2.7.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      We don’t have any plans currently, we chose suede because of the stretch but appreciate your input as something for us to consider!

      Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  2. Shannon wrote:

    Hi, Jean! I just received my pair of boots in the mail, and they are perfection. The color, heel height, and overall shape are so flattering and comfortable and exactly what this petite girl has searched high and low for for years. I can feel and see the thoughtful care that was put into the creation of these boots, and I can’t wait to wear them for years to come. Thank you for your impeccable eye and hard work making these dreamy boots a reality!

    Posted 1.20.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Shannon, thank you so much for sharing! It’s such an encouragement to hear how much you are loving them. I so appreciate your support xx

      Posted 1.25.22 Reply
  3. Jennifer wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    I’ve been following you for years and I’m so excited that you launched Edited Pieces. I just received my new taupe boots. They fit my calves perfectly and aren’t too high behind the knee (I’m 5’1″). Can’t wait for the belt to be back in stock. Thank you so much!!

    Posted 1.20.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jennifer, this makes me so happy to hear! So glad that the boots are a great fit for you xx

      Posted 1.25.22 Reply
  4. Helen wrote:

    Could you please give the details of where to purchase the the black V-neck cardigan dress in your boot blog. Thank you

    Posted 1.17.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Helen, that dress is an upcoming Edited Pieces item! It’s not yet available, but I’m so glad to know you’re interested in the style. Stay tuned!

      Posted 1.17.22 Reply
  5. SA wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    Love these boots. Unfortunately it will not work for me in the current iteration. What brand of boots were you referring to that formed the basis of these boots? Maybe I can find one that fits me. Thanks!

    Posted 1.13.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi there, I cannot share that as it’s proprietary information, but I recommend browsing boots at Nordstrom because they categorize the fit as narrow, standard, and wide calf and define the measurements for each category!

      Posted 1.17.22 Reply
  6. Ann wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Love the boots! Please consider making wide-calf boots in the near future. Thank you

    Posted 1.13.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Ann, thank you for your input! We definitely hear the interest in wide-calf boots.

      Posted 1.20.22 Reply
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Where are these made?

    Posted 1.13.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      They’re made near my hometown in China!

      Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Will you be offering a wide calf style with the next release? Sure hope so 🙂

    The style & material, excellent.

    Thanks!

    Posted 1.13.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi there -thank you! Noted on your interest in wide calf styles! We have definitely heard a lot of requests for such in addition to narrow calf.

      Posted 1.20.22 Reply
  9. jojo wrote:

    cool. would like to see a spring boot too.

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  10. Jaclynn wrote:

    Hi! Love your style and products! I’m very petite but I wear a size 9.5 usually in shoes and worry if I order the 9 in the knee high boots, they’ll be too small. Do you plan on offering larger sizes in the future?

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jaclynn! If you are a 9.5, I would agree that our 9 would be too small. We are always listening to our prospective customers, and if there is enough demand for a certain size and style then we will definitely consider it! Thanks so much for your interest and kind note.

      Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, I love all the products ,unfortunately I can not order any of them since I Live in Toronto Are you going to ship soon in Canada ? Thank you

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi there! We have been working on it and running several test orders to Canada, but shipping rates are at an all time high plus with a notable rate of lost packages. We hope to find a reliable, reasonably-priced solution soon and appreciate your patience!

      Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  12. Carrie wrote:

    Love the look of the boots! Can’t wait till you make a normal or wide calf boot exactly like these!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for the support, Carrie! xx

      Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  13. Mary wrote:

    Are the insoles removable to accommodate orthotics/custom insoles?

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Mary! The insoles are not removable.

      Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    I am thrilled about your new launch!
    Everything is lovely!
    I have been searching for stylish vegan boots for forever! Can’t wait to own them!
    Cat

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm, Cat!

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  15. Faren wrote:

    Fabulous items!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! 🙂

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  16. Shannon Fortier wrote:

    I cannot wait for the sweater set to drop! I have had my eye on that skirt since you first hinted at it!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Shannon! What size are you? It is already on our website with a small restock coming soon, before a second darker color is arriving.

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  17. Coretha wrote:

    Thank god for slim boots!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, wondering what size boot you are wearing in the photo? Also, would it be possible to see a photo of you in the black boot (size 6) as a comparison, as you mention that size 6 was the perfect fit for you.

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi there – I am wearing size 6 in the first photo because that was our sample size and the only pair I had on hand, but for the brown I can wear either 5 or 6 depending on the desired fit.

      I have added a few more photos of Brown sz 5 and Black sz 6, if that helps!

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  19. Debbie wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    To assist your customers in purchasing the right size, will you be listing the insole length of the boots as well?

    Thanks.

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Debbie, we currently do not have insole length measurements but if you want to share your measurement and which sizes you are deciding between, we can help check!

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  20. Dena wrote:

    Jean, thank you for making these! I agree that this is one of the most challenging items to find in a proper fit. I love the style you designed; they look perfect! But I would LOVE to see the shaft height not increase with the shoe size. I am 5’ tall with thin calves and ankles, but wear a size 7. I need a shaft height below 14” and it’s so hard to find that along with boots that also don’t have extra width in the ankles in a size 7 vs a size 5.

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Dena, I totally get that and have heard from many petite ladies who struggle with boots and garments (like pants) increasing too much in length as size goes up.

      After much research on our customer sizes, our shaft height increase from size 5 to 7 is only 0.5 inches, compared to a standard increase of 1.0 to 1.5 inches. I know our style won’t suit all body types, but wanted to note that I am 5 feet tall and had tried on the size 7 which hit me just below the knee. The shaft material is pliable and isn’t uncomfortable if it hits at the knee line. Hope this helps!

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
      • Anonymous wrote:

        It does! Thank you so much. And I did notice it was only a slight increase & am thankful for that! I am still planning to give them a try!

        Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  21. Margaret wrote:

    Cannot wait for these boots! I have been trying to find a pair of tan suede for a couple of months! I hope I am able to get some before they sell out!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Margaret, I love the mushroom color on these too! xx

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
      • Chia wrote:

        Hi Jean, do you have a EUR / UK size reference as buying from the UK for local delivery. I notice some US 7 translates to UK 4, some says UK 5.

        Posted 1.12.22 Reply
        • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

          Hi Chia, what is your UK / EUR size? And have your purchased shoes from other American brands?

          Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  22. Jane Lassner wrote:

    Jean, from where is the shaft height measured — the floor? Top of instep? Etc. Thanks.

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jane, it’s measured from the junction of the heel to the top of the shaft, from the backside! We will illustrate this better on the website, but it is the total height of the boot minus the heel height. You can try sitting in a chair, putting your foot down flat on the ground and measuring the distance from the ground to the bend of your knee to determine your calf height.

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply

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