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Knee High And Over The Knee Boots – Potentially The Perfect Spring Shoe

I know I know. Tall boots for spring, Jess??? We are trying to forget winter! And look, I get it but hear me out…and Emily. Emily is very passionate about the very tall/over-the-knee boots and I see why. They can be easily paired with a skirt (mini if that’s your vibe) or dress so that you can have a spring look while still staying warm. And let’s also be honest, they can be sexy too depending on how you style them which is nice to express every now and then:) Sounds like a versatile shoe that can be worn three out of the four seasons if you ask me.

I mean look at this cute little casual number Em put together for the mini skirt post she did. The boots instantly make this outfit so much cooler and chic, right? I know that when I’ve thought of knee highs or over-the-knee boots in the past it’s more of a “going OUT out” shoe, not something casual. But these babies can really do both as you can see and I will prove below. So if you are in need of some new boots or have always wanted to try some really tall ones, I have 9 great options for you.

Anaelle Thigh High Boots

These beauties are the ones that Em is wearing in the opening photo but in a different color (she also really wants this color too). They actually come in seven different colors so they have something for everyone. See more below.

How cute are they styled in different ways? Looking at these photos makes me feel I would love wearing a boot this tall (I don’t feel super comfortable in mini skirts). I want to look as cool as these women! Now, I’m not sure about the sizing of the calves since the site doesn’t have reviews, but they don’t look super tight so they likely have a little room. Also, these pups aren’t cheap so while they are at the top of my list let’s check out a slightly more affordable option…

Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Logan Over-The-Knee Boots

Super similar look that comes in six colors and is half the price of the Sezane ones. Oh, and they also have a wide option!!

Here are a couple more ways that you can style this boot and man, they are cute. One review also noted that these boots don’t slouch down below the knee which feels like a very important thing to note in a slightly more slouchy tall boot. I think these are so great.

Virna Boot

I adore the stitching detail on these, the gorgeous rich brown tone, and the low kitten heel! These is kinda of the ideal trendy boots right now (tall with a kitten heel) but also looks and feels really timeless.

Qulie Pointed Toe Over the Knee Boot

But spring is upon us so going for a lighter-colored boot is a fun way to easily wear these boots with your spring clothes! Oh, they are also under $100 which is amazing but many of the reviewers say the calves are narrow FYI.

Deluca Over The Knee Natural Sole Boot

Keeping with the light color but in an easier material to keep clean, we have these beautiful off-white boots from one of my favorite shoe brands, Intentionally Blank! I know their quality is wonderful and I love that the heel is on the lower side. They are also a great price at $209 and also come in black.

Reserve Tall Boots

Ok, so I wanted to find an extra tall flat boot but any that I really liked were very hard to find. So when I saw these I was pumped! I was less pumped when I saw the price tag. But if you have the budget and want to invest in a cool yet classic boot I think these are amazing.

Leona Over the Knee Boot

These are a little more affordable than the ones above but feel slightly more cool and trendy to me. Notice the top of the boot. It’s the only pair in this round-up that has a tighter fit at the top. Now, I might refrain from this type of style because I prefer a looser fit (even in lower boots) but I wanted to give the option in case that’s a look you love! Just something to notice and think about when you are shopping for these kinds of boots:)


I’m surprised how into these I am! But then again I was raised in cowboy boots so maybe I shouldn’t be shocked:) I love the color, love the slouch, and love the price ($100). They are sexy but casual and just super fun without being too loud.

Wide Fit Claudia Western Knee Boots

And last but not least are these extremely cool tall black cowboy-inspired boots. I know they aren’t over the knee but they are real close and I think would look sick with so many outfits. The lines are simple and the calf space looks generous! Oh, and for $80 I think these are a steal.

Ok, thoughts? Are you an over-the-knee boot wearer? If not are you thinking of trying some like me?? Let me know!

Love you, mean it.

Opening Image Credits: Photo by Kaitlin Green | From: The Year Of The Structured Mini Skirt – Cute Skirts And How I’m Styling Them

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2 months ago

Wait what are the actual boots Em is wearing with the denim mini skirt? I know they’re older and no longer available, but I’d love to keep them on my radar for a used pair if I can! (Also that whole outfit is so cute, I definitely need to make better use of my handkerchief scarves.) Thanks! 🙂

2 months ago
Reply to  Kat

They look like the Nestel Knee High Suede Boot in Tan by Vince Camuto.

2 months ago
Reply to  Cala

Oh that’s current! Thanks!

2 months ago

Thanks for bringing back the Saturday fashion post! Those Sezane ones are my favorite— but in my closet I have three pairs of Sorel to-the-knee boots. About 8 years ago I got a suede pair in light gray that have a short block heel and a cool lacing detail on top in the back. I’ve worn them to pieces, but recently got them repaired; then I was lucky to find the same model in black on Poshmark this year.

My other pair, also found on Poshmark, are brown leather and suede with a nice heel, which I wore yesterday with a leather dress. I love them. For me, high boots are a hell yes— but I’m not sure about over-the-knee because I think they would feel kind of annoying. They looks very cool, though.

2 months ago

Hmm. I have to disagree. The first thing I ditch come spring is boots. And I just don’t like over-the-knee boots — at all. So I’ll have to stick to my sneakers and loafers for spring. 😉

2 months ago

thank you for the attention to calf size for big calves women like me!

2 months ago

I can’t imagine a single scenario where wearing these boots would make sense for me. Don’t your legs and knees get sweaty and feel constricted? And don’t they impact how you walk?

2 months ago

Tall boots are tricky for short gals with any sort of calves because the wide part of the boot meant for the calf is too high. The only tall boots I’ve ever found that work are from Poppy Barley, because you can customize the height and circumference. As a short lady (5 feet tall), over-the-knee boots are way too overwhelming, but knee-high with dresses are great!

2 months ago
Reply to  Deborah

Yes!! Poppy Barley for the win, they are my favourite resource for great, well made boots (and shoes)! And for all you Americans, they are priced Canadian dollars which brings your price down by about 30%.

2 months ago

Where is that beautiful floral ensemble from in the header photo? It’s gorgeous!

2 months ago
Reply to  Sarah

It’s the Will Jacket and Malia Skirt both in Floral Jacquard from Sezane. They are linked here: