Even though they’ve been the hot thing for a few seasons now, for whatever reason, I’ve been really hesitant to buy a pair of over-the-knee boots. I think I worried that because I’m on the petite side, they would look silly on me — which in hindsight, is totally nonsensical since I own and love several pairs of regular ‘tall’ boots!
Recently, after saving some gift cards and store credits from Shopbop, I was able to splurge on a pair of the famed Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots. Believe me, I didn’t take spending that kind of dough on a pair of boots lightly, but after reading tons of reviews and talking to a few friends who owned them, I was convinced that they’d be a great investment. And so far, so good — I’ve worn them a bunch of times since temps started cooling off here in New York, and not only are they super comfortable, but I absolutely LOVE the way they look. All my concerns about looking shorter in them were for naught; if anything, I feel like over-the-knee boots elongate the leg and have a slimming effect. The only funny part about them is watching me try to take them off — I still haven’t mastered the art of removing such a tall boot with anything that resembles grace!
But falling in love with over-the-knee boots has created a problem: now, I want them in every color and heel height! I recently came across these gorgeous Michael Kors over-the-knee boots and have been hemming and hawing over whether to get the black, dark brown, or camel color (or whether to just curb the addiction now, a “quit while I’m ahead approach”). Regardless — and especially compared to the 5050s and other brands — I thought the price was pretty good on these. All my over-the-knee boot obsessing has led to a bit of scouring the Internet on my part, so I figured I’d share a round up of 9 different over-the-knee boots for every budget! Which pair are your favorite? Have you invested in a pair of over-the-knee boots yet?