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jadedhavok replied to your photo: Goth at the Office: no, I’m not thinking of trying…
You seem like you might have the answer to a question I seek: I have slightly larger calves that most girls apparently do. Do they make boots (knee high) to fit girls that aren’t stick-thin in the legs?
I know some companies do make boots for larger calf sizes, and there are zip-in insets you can get that essentially add a gusset to knee-high boots. Personally, I either stick with lace-up boots, or I take the boots in question to a cobbler and have them stretch the calves. (Something I’ve had to do with every pair of Fluevog boots I’ve ever owned, BTW.)
It’s interesting, because I’ve never thought of my calves as particularly large, but I’ve certainly known the vexation of not being able to zip boots up.
IMPORTANT TIP: find a cobbler in your area. Not only can they stretch the calves of boots, they can stretch toe-boxes on footwear that are slightly too narrow, they can (usually) custom-dye leather, and (MOST IMPORTANT) they can re-sole and re-heel your boots, thus letting you get years more wear from them.
How to heal your suede shoes? A guide to renew your most beloved pair.
Have your suede shoes seen some hard times? If the answer is yes, read this.
Long goes the time when garments were primarily worn for their functional aspect. Nowadays, to an extent, everything revolves much more about aesthetic and presentation. However, there’s one item that still maintains its original intent and always will: shoes.
From all the items which comprise your wardrobe, footwear is probably the one most subject to stress on a daily basis. The everyday wear takes a huge toll on your shoes, even if at times, we can’t seem to notice it. Apart from moisture and repetitive movements that crease and degrade the leather uppers, soles are constantly under pressure from your body weight and in contact with all kinds of hazardous surfaces. It comes to no surprise that they’re the first element of the shoe to require adequate maintenance from professionals.
Sure, rotating your stock daily and leaving them to rest with proper cedar shoe trees drastically increases their lifespan and durability, but there’s little you can do to avoid sole damage. Recently, I had to have two of my favourite pairs repaired as the leather soles were dangerously worn out, exposing the stitching and making them devoid of grip. Upon taking them to my local cobbler and prior to undergoing a full resoling, we decided to apply a protective Vibram layer to safeguard the stitching and increase grip. Available in a variety of colors to ensure a perfect match with the original, you can get the job done for a mere 12€ at your local cobbler…