These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you
~ Nancy Sinatra “These Boots Were Made for Walking”
I’ve finally thrown caution and good rational sense out the window; and decided to go with my heart. I got my first pair of knee high boots in Hong Kong recently! :D
Previously, I’d found 3 pairs of very affordable leather boots by Anne Klein, Cole Haan and Esprit respectively but each time, I ran up against the voice of reason : “Where will you wear it to? How can you wear it in hot tropical Malaysia?”
This time, I decided that it was now or never and hunted down a pair in Hong Kong. Fortunately it was winter in Hong Kong so knee high boots abound in varying prices. Honestly, if you are looking for a good pair of knee high boots or any boots for that matter in any height or material, Hong Kong is an awesome place to look. Prices vary depending on quality and make and you can get them quite affordably priced.
Mine came from Le Saunda – a local Hong Kong shoe chain I believe. There is a 2 inch broad heel and the boots come up to just under my knees without looking too baggy – another problem I used to run into. The top part of the boot is of soft leather and slightly slouchy and ruched so its easy to walk in without looking or feeling stiff-legged. Despite the height, I tramped all over Hong Kong for a full day in it and my legs did not die on me! Score!
I wore it with a dress and tights (as in the pic above) and with skinny jeans tucked in the next day – fun! :D
Here’s a tip when buying boots
If you will be wearing them in cold weather, size up half a size or 1 size so you can wear them with socks. It makes it more comfortable to walk in if you are walking far and it also keeps your feet warmer. You will also find it easier to tuck your jeans in the top if you size up.
My boots cost something like HKD1,200 on sale. Expensive even by my standards but once I put them on, I couldn’t take them off so I just had to have it :D Like I said, you can easily get cheaper options but I went for the one I liked that fit me and made me look good :)
Now I need to start holidaying in cooler climates so I can pull out my lovely knee high boots again! I’d melt into nothing here in Malaysia though … unless regular trips to Cameron Highlands or Genting Highlands is an excuse ;) What say you?