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

edited pieces slim calf vegan suede boots

Everlane jeans on sale! 24 ankle. Or you can get regular length & cut with my tutorial. Also in tall & curvy.
Top from EP sweater set xxs, belt xxs, 6″ bracelet, and slim calf boots arriving Jan. 13

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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Edited pieces boots (coming Jan. 13th) + belt (get restock alerts), Quince dress xs (see my review)

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 take a half size or typically find yourself in between two different sizes, I’d size up in these.

Fit
Slim calf with a petite-friendly shaft height. Black color fits slimmer than brown, and also runs narrow in the foot.

Black vs. Brown fit
As the boots are crafted batch by batch, after fit testing we found our current batch of the black color to run slimmer in the calf and narrower in the foot compared to the brown color. This will be adjusted in any potential future restocks, but I wanted to emphasize this for this droplet.

We would recommend this run of the black color boot for customers with very slim calves and narrow feet.

My Size in This Style
For those of you who are used to referencing my size for comparison, I am 5 feet tall and typically wear 5, sometimes 5.5 in US brands. My calf measures approximately 12.5 inches around the widest point.

In the brown color, someone my size can take either size 5 for a snug fit with thin socks, or size 6 which fits looser in the foot but can accommodate thick socks. If you do not have a narrow foot, I would go with the bigger size. As the black color runs narrower in both the foot and calves, I opted for a size 6.

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.

BROWN Color
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

 

BLACK Color 
Size Calf Circumference (stretches to fit approximately 1 inch wider) Shaft Height
4 11.5 13.8
5 11.7 14.0
6 11.8 14.3
7 12.0 14.5
8 12.3 14.8
9 12.8 15.0

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EP boots sz 6, belt xxs (get restock alerts) + cardigan dress (in the works!)

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33 Comments

  1. Ann wrote:

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

    Posted 1.13.22 Reply
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. jojo wrote:

    cool. would like to see a spring boot too.

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Faren wrote:

    Fabulous items!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! 🙂

      Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  11. 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
  12. Coretha wrote:

    Thank god for slim boots!

    Posted 1.12.22 Reply
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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