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Boot review/recommendation
beerdrinkinlass wrote in fatshionista
I've finally had the opportunity to break in all three pairs of my new LB boots, and I have to say that I ADORE them! I purchased this style (in both brown and black) and this style, all in size 10.

I have 18"-19" calves (yes, one leg is wider than the other; I'm lopsided ;) and pretty stocky legs, so here's my take on the fit.

For the scrunch boots: They were pretty snug at the top when I first tried them on, but after a day of wear, they zipped up just fine the second time. My feet/legs were a little sore after breaking in the first pair, but I think that was more due to me not being used to wearing heels (I'm a flip-flop girl in FL) because the second pair I broke in didn't leave my feet/legs sore at all and they were the exact same boot.

I'm breaking in the stretch suede ones today, and I have to say these are my favorite of the two styles. No problem zipping them up, even right out of the box, so I think someone with 20" calves could do these ones, too. Because they're stretch, the ankle doesn't feel as stiff as with the other style (and I like that - if you need ankle support in heels, these probably aren't the boots for you). Also, I think the suede stretch ones look sexier because the heel is slimmer, but they actually feel like a lower heel and look a bit pirate-y with pants, which I LOVE!

I'm still thinking about getting LB's third style now that they have my size in stock because I think the slimmer line would look better with skirts than the scrunch ones, but I got such a good deal with my first order and I'm a bit hesitant to spend $60 on a pair of extra boots. With the outerwear sale that they had going on when I bought mine combined with the coupon I used (spend $150 get $50 off, which you can find here), I got my original three pairs for around $30 each.

So, if you're looking for some fall boots with a heel, I would definitely recommend you grab a pair of these. They're good quality for the price (unlike LB's clothing nowadays IMO), and they feel pretty sturdy under my 270 lb. frame.
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Boot twins! I'm wearing the awesome suede ones today as well, and I do feel a bit pirate-y. I have a 17" calf and had to have them taken in a bit because I didn't want them falling around my ankles, so I'd certainly say these boots have a lot of stretch. The heel doesn't feel as high as it looks, and they've been comfy to walk in so far.

Lol...Wonder Twins unite! :D

Yeah, I agree on the stretch boots. I think someone with even a 22" calf could get away with these easily.

oh man i want those scrunch ones so bad. I've been on a mad boot hunt all yesterday and today for slouchy boots but i measured my calves and the widest part is 23" so i think i might have to make a scrunch detailing that just snaps onto my ankle boots or something.

Yeah, the scrunch one would probably be a tight fit, but I honestly think that the suede ones would probably fit you at 23".

really? sweet - im totally going to look into it. im trying on the suede pair at torrid today, which are 1 inch bigger than the LB around the calf unstretched, so hopefully i can get a good idea on it. thanks!

Is there any leather in those first ones?

Nope, "synthetic upper and balance man made materials". :)

Yay! Thanks! Those are seriously tempting.

Good golly lolly! Those boots are HAWT! I want the suede so bad I can feel it - I hope they have those in a 10 when 10/16 comes around...must needs wait for PayDay :(
I'm kind of freaking because of that 3" heel though but I'm going to give them a try anyway.
Oh, if only they had them in brown, too.
Thank you beerdrinkinlass, for giving a review of those boots. You rule! :C)

Don't let the heel scare you on the suede ones. They really do feel lower than that, and I never wear heels usually so I'm really sensitive about heel height. :D

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