Every Autumn I search desperately for a pair of knee-high boots that will fit fabulously and see me through winter. It usually takes me an age to find ones I love, but since last year I've had a saviour. I discovered Duo boots which come in a range of calf-sized fittings to ensure a perfect fit. Whether you've got fuller calves or skinnier calves, Duo makes it easy to find a pair you love.
This year I was lucky enough to get invited back to check out the latest collection and pick out a new pair of boots. With a pair of tan over-the-knee boots from Duo already in my wardrobe, I was looking for a black knee-high pair in a style that could look smart as well as casual.
After trying on several styles in the new shop in Covent Garden, I opted for the Ziller black biker boots, They are cut narrower at the ankle which is perfect for me as I have the skinniest ankles ever but fuller calves. Having worn them a few times this week already I can tell they are just going to get more and more comfortable as I wear them in.
Boots are one item that I would be prepared to invest up to £200 on, because when you get the fit spot-on it's a revelation and you'll wear them to death. It still surprises me that most boots on the high street come in a 36cm calf fitting, my calves are 37-38cm and although only a small difference it makes it impossible to wear 90% of knee-high boots available in mainstream shops. Add to that the fact I am quite short and there is practically nothing for me. When will stores give us some more flexible sizing options for this big investment piece? It's about time, even if it just means a small/medium/large option on calf fittings.
Anyway, I'll stop ranting now. I'm just lucky I've found my dream boots for winter. If you've struggled in the past finding boots then it might be worth paying a visit to Duo. Take a look at pics below...