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Boots for Narrow Calves: Part 2 (Stuart Weitzman 50|50 Boots)

As promised, here is the second part. 

In this review I am going to show you the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boot in Black. The over-the-knee (OTK) style is the more popular one for this boot, but I don't know if I could pull off the OTK look. I'm sure a lot of women can do so classily, but I think it makes me look a little pretty women-esque. But I decided to bite the bullet and get the OTK look anyway since so many women were raving about them. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that they also came in a knee high version! :D

So here they are: 

Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boot in Black (here, here or here)

 

The boot is appropriately called the 50/50 because it is half Nappa leather (or suede if you wish) and half neoprene, a wetsuit-like materal. The boot, unstretched is quite narrow at 12-12.5" around. It is also very soft, and the shaft will not stand on its own.

The soles are rubber with the name "Stuart Weitzman" emblazoned on.

 

Now for my thoughts. This is seriously the softest leather that I have touched...even more so than the inside of a Chanel bag, if I might say. I'm worried that it might scratch easily, but I've worn it out twice and so far so good. The elastic neoprene is great! It is quite thick so it doesn't over stretch and it does a great job of staying on the calf without slipping down. The beauty of the boot is how amazing and slim it makes your calves look. Here is a picture of me wearing the boot on one leg and none on the other, so you can see that it pretty much skims over your leg. There is little bulk anywhere.

 

The one gripe that I have (aside from the $600 price tag, ugh) is that since it is a pull on boot, I probably cannot wear it with jeans. It seems really difficult to roll down the shaft and roll it back up over denim. I have so far worn it with a bare leg and tights and there is no problem with that!

So, I know this boot is quite pricey (It does go on sale between $400-$500 once in a while), but it is very much worth the money. The materials and craftmanship are top notch, and the boot is very comfy. It fits great over the leg, especially for ladies with slimmer calves where boot-buying can be a problem. 

Thanks for reading! I'll post an outfit pic with the boot in a bit!

Love, 

Kim

 

Reader Comments (10)

Good review :) the boots look really nice on you! :)


Hope you have a merry Christmas :)

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December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMica

hi i was wondering where you purchased these boots i an looking for this version that dose not go over the knee thanks

January 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Hi Mimi,

I purchased this in Saks 5th in store early last year. Unfortunately I do not see them anymore.

I saw a pair on eBay not too long ago, or maybe you can try calling Saks?

Best of luck!

January 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterKim

I tracked the name down. It was called the Half N Half.

Unfortunately it is sold out in stores (here is a link: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446166510 ) but eBay has a pair in size 8 if you are interested.

Hope this helps! :)

Kim

January 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterKim

Mimi,

Are you still looking for a pair of these boots? I recently purchased a pair off ebay by mistake (I thought they were over the knee) but they are actually the same as the ones featured on the blog, a below the knee style. If so, let me know.

March 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

Sabrina,

I'm interested in the pair you've bought by mistake. Is there any way I could contact you in person? Thx.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlexi

Yes! Contact me via email swalker1371@yahoo.com!

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

I was hunting for such boots, I am glad to have found them on the link you have provided. The prices are also very competitive and I am glad to purchase it from there. I know one more company named as Slimcalfboot. Also visit it's collections of slim calf & narrow boots.

September 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGirin Jackson

If anyone is looking for these in the UK, Russell&Bromley have them online.

November 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpri

Good morning all!

Loved this post about the boots! :) I recently just got my first pair of Stuart Weitzman and the reason for that is because they are nearly $1000 dollars here in Australia, and I always thought why spend so much money on one item when you can buy so much, but my views have changed dramatically, all the things I have wanted I could never afford as I couldn't bare myself to spend a lot of money, but in the mean times that's what I was doing. I'm sick of spending money on crap after crap, so I started saving and wrote a list of all the things I have wanted for years and believe it or not I have now got everything on that list, and that's including these boots, I am 4 foot 7 146cm in height so not very tall at all and my calves being shorter are slightly wider 13"! I did get the over the knee style and let me tell you the compliments I get when I wear them unbelievable, and I just love telling people where I got them from!!!!! hahahaha but seriously I am so happy I have invested in a pair of these boots I will never buy another crap pair of boots ever again! the blue Sued ones are on my list now they are stunning !!!!!! I wanted to prove myself wrong when I went and tried these boots on and told myself that no way will these boots be nice in person, or will they even look good me, well I fell deeply I love, I went and walked around the city for HOURS trying to find a similar pair I would get excited if I saw something similar for not a fraction of the price but no luck the quality was CRAP and the fit was all over the place all twisted around the leg, so by that stage I knew that I had to have these boots! I want to sleep with these boots on and wear then every day hahahaha but yes anyone umming and uurring about these boots don't waste any more time invest in these bots they will last a lifetime if you look after them!!!

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAzzurra A

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