When the autumn and winter months roll in, there’s one type of shoe we always turn to: the boot. Boots are the ultimate transition footwear. They ooze class, they keep your feet warm and comfortable, they’re the quintessential Autumn/Winter footwear.
One problem you may face is how to keep your boots up when wearing them. If you’ve just got yourself a brand new pair of boots, you don’t want your look to be tarnished by them slouching. So, in this article we’re going to be looking at how to keep your boots from falling down.
Gone are the days of slouching boots. Strut your stuff with confidence and rock your boots this autumn and winter. Read on to find out how to keep your boots from slouching while wearing them…
How to Keep Knee-High Boots from Sliding Down
First up, we’ll be looking at how to keep your knee high boots up. For this particular type of women’s boot, we’ll be looking at how to make sure you get a pair that fit well and how to store them correctly. If your knee high boots don’t stay up, you may need to rethink which ones to buy.
The first step you can take to stop your knee-high boots from slouching is making sure they fit snugly. If they are loose, they are going to bunch up and slouch. What you want are a pair of boots that are snug around your calf and ankle but have a little bit of give at the top. Try on many different pairs and see which one conforms to your ankle and calf the most.
You’re not always able to try before you buy. So, if you’re not able to try them on, rethink what material you’re buying. Suede boots for example, are susceptible to bunching up and slouching because of the soft nature of the material.
If you are buying online or not able to try them on, a good idea is to look to leather boots or find boots with ankle supports. Alternatively, look for boots with zippers or laces. These do a much better job of staying upright than those without.
Another way to keep knee-length boots from sliding down is in how you store them. Consider stuffing your boots when you’re not wearing them to help them retain their shape. Without stuffing, boots can fold and the creases that are made tend to become a recurring problem. Use boot trees, newspaper, or even pool noodles to help them keep their shape.
You can store your boots individually if your knee-high boots don’t stay up. Invest in some boot clips to hang them up in their own space. This will keep them upright and prevent the boots from folding over.
Another way to stop knee-high boots from slouching is by being careful with them. Stressing the boots can cause them to slouch. When you put them in, put them on smoothly and carefully. Avoid pulling and roughhousing them. You may be in a rush, but some TLC for your boots will prevent that dreaded slouch.
How to Keep Thigh High Boots Up
Thigh boots are a slightly different kettle of fish. You can take really good care of them but find that they keep falling down. If your thigh-high boots aren’t staying up, we’ve got a hack for you. You can make yourself a nifty little device, also known as a boot bra, that will keep your knee high boots standing tall and proud.
For this, you will need:
- Industrial-Strength Touch Fasten Strips
- Knit Elastic
- Sewing Materials
You should be able to find knit elastic and touch fasten strips from a fabric or crafts store. Follow these steps to make yourself a boot bra for your over-the-knee boots:
- Take your knit elastic and wrap it around your lower thigh to measure it. Measure your thigh from around half an inch to an inch below where your thigh boots reach up to. Make sure the elastic is pulled tight, so it will stay in place but still comfortable.
- Cut the length of elastic you measured that’s required for your boot bra.
- Fold the elastic in half and sew along the loose ends so it makes a complete circle. If you don’t know how to sew, there’s plenty of tutorials online, you only need some really basic sewing skills for this.
- Take one of the touch fasten strips, it doesn’t matter which side, and attach it to the outside of your elastic strap.
- Take the other half of the touch fasten strip and place that about half an inch down from the top of the boot. Fasten in place either by sewing or with some fabric glue.
There you have it, you’ve just fashioned yourself a boot bra. Put your foot through the boot bra and pull it up so that the touch fasten strip is facing outwards. When you pull you boot up, you should find that the two touch fasten strips line up. Fasten these together and voila!
You can buy boot bras online if you prefer. Buying a single boot bra is probably cheaper than buying everything you need to make them. However, if you buy all the materials, then you can make many, many boot bras. And slouching thigh-high boots will become a thing of the past.
Also, the same storage and fitting instructions for knee-high boots apply to over-the-knee boots. Make sure they fit well, they’re snug around the ankles and store them with care.
To shop our full range of boots, head over to the women’s section of our website. We also have a wide selection of different designs, styles and varieties of shoe for you to choose from. We have ankle boots and Chelsea boots in our boots section as well as our knee high and thigh high boots.
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