Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thigh high boots are never a good look...


I've never really understood the whole footwear fetish thing that so many women obsess about.  I'd be just as happy to go barefoot for the rest of my life, perhaps unbending enough for a nice pair of Ugg Boots in Winter.

But even I can admit a fondness for a nice pair of knee high boots.  Sure, a few years ago if you went out in public wearing a pair of them everyone assumed you were a streetwalker, but now they're commonplace.  Every girl and her granny owns a pair.

Thigh high (or maybe I should say crotch high) boots, however, aren't so readily accepted.

So I have to wonder what on earth possessed the woman I saw today to wear a pair of thigh high black leather boots to work?  Did she honestly wake up that morning, look in her shoe closet and say to herself  "Hmm, I think I'll wear these whopping great boots that go all the way up my legs so I might as well be wearing a pair of leather pants. Good idea!"

The scary thing was the rest of her outfit looked relatively normal. Sure, her skirt was maybe a tad shorter than most would choose, but I suppose it was all the better to show off her horrendous boots. If she'd been wearing any other footwear I probably wouldn't have even noticed her.

I suppose that's the problem. She wanted people to look at her. Obviously starved for attention. Maybe she's a middle child, grew up without parental approval or acknowledgement. She's obviously projecting her inner child and it's search for attention in her clothing.

 Or maybe she just likes dressing like that.  Meh, what do I know, I only did one semester of psych, and I managed to fail it.

I'm not normally critical of what people wear. As far as I'm concerned, you can go out wearing a sugar sack and I probably wont even notice. But I must say, I really don't think anyone should wear boots like that.

Well, unless they're a Dominatrix ... or possibly going trout fishing.

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  1. I've just spent far too long trying to legitimize a reason for this woman with the boots... actual dominatrix? "night entertainer?" costume party? going to surprise a boyfriend/husband/partner with a quickie?

    My more pressing question is this: did they fit her properly? Did she actually look good in them? (because I don't really wear boots at all - I have too much muscle in my legs so the calves never fit right.)

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    1. Well she didn't look bad exactly ... just a bit surprising given it was in the day time.

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  2. All I can say is WOW or am I just jealous since I could never get thigh high boots up my very chubby legs. YIKES

    Came by from
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    1. I'm definitely not jealous. I wouldn't want to wear those boots, they did NOT look comfortable.

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    2. They are worn to make men want you. And you wear then during sex. Id do you for hours at a time

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  3. Or unless you just jumped out of a kiddie book and your name is Puss in Boots.

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    1. I thought 'Puss in Boots' was a medical condition of a gynecological nature.
      Now you tell me it's a kiddie book?
      Learn something new every day.

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    2. LOL! And then she'd get to carry a sword too!

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  4. There is a reason street walkers wear them, and it is not to gain approval from other women!

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  5. I too could spend my life in bare feet. I have a Pinterest page with weird shoes and boots. It just amazes me.

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    1. I'm definitely a member of the dirty soul society ;D

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  6. Thigh high boots? Seriously? I wouldn't be wearing them to work! But still, I guess I'm jealous because I, too, could never fit into a pair. If I COULD I'd be squeaking from my thighs rubbing together, like walking with gym shoes on a wet floor......People would hear me coming for blocks!

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    1. LOL! Well to be fair to her she had the legs for them.

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  7. Totally with you on this one!

    Aside from the fact that they are just not my taste, with legs as short as mine they would be bum high...

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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    1. That's the problem with wearing them when you're not six foot tall :D

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  8. I'm not gonna lie. I have a shoe fetish (one of my many fetishes) and I LOVE a woman in thigh-highs.

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    1. LOL! It's not one of my fetishes but lots of guys seem to like it.

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    1. Absolutely. In fact, I think they should be mandatory for guys ;D

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  10. How high were the heels?

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    1. Honestly, not as high as they could have been. I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies.

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  11. If the weather is so bad that I need boots, I'll just sztay inside thank you. I do not own a pair of boots...and it's much too late in my career to start anew as a street walker.

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  12. I think women buy shoes to please themselves. Men don't care about shoes all that much except for pervs with foot fetishes.

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    1. Ah, bless 'em. If a foot fetish is the worst thing they're getting hot and bothered about, then that's just fine ;D

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  13. Thigh high boots. Hmmm. I have never considered buying a pair. If I did, I would never wear them to work. Sounds like footwear that would never make it out of my house (if I ever indulged in the first place). Probably because I really don't walk all that well in heels. Just sayin.'

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    1. Truth be told, that's probably the reason I'd never own a pair either. I'd break my neck without a doubt.

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  14. Unless she is built like Julia Roberts, I'm thinking she shouldn't own them. And even Julia only wore them when she played the part of a hooker. Bad form to wear them at work.

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    1. Maybe that should be the rule. Only Julia Roberts is allowed to wear them.

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  15. It's a little weird for work. I don't really like shoes that much unless they are vintage and trying to find a pair of cute vintage shoes in my size is both hilarious and painful (prices will make you laugh and the cutest pairs will not be more than a size 6--since I'm not into breaking and binding my feet to get down into a 6 my tootsies are safe).

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    1. I love vintage shoes too, but seeing as I'm a size nine it's pretty unlikely I'll ever find a pair to fit :(

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  16. This is the equivalent of wearing a pair strappy, 6-inch, platform red stilettos to work. Those shoes are totally cool for your personal time, but you probably shouldn't wear them to your office.

    Ever.

    Unless you are actively looking to make your reputation less professional and serious. If so, then mission accomplished and expectations exceeded.

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    1. Or unless your workplace is actually the street light on the corner of 5th and Maine ;P

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  17. Oh Kellie! You are the antithesis of my thinking which is great and refreshing. Eventho my blog has taken a fashion focus turn since the beginning of 2013, I still enjoy your viewpoint. Thank you. I mean, I see some very strange "fashion" posts out there, too. I like the unexpected in a bracelet or a skirt but the 'out there' ones are earning gasps and gawks from me.

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    1. I'm not a fashionable person, I'm afraid. If I make it out of the house wearing clothes that don't clash then I consider it a win.

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  18. I don't mind seeing the boots and like them when designed right and paired with the right outfit, but the 6-8" spike for a heel has got to be uncomfortable. The spike looks like it could be used to kill an elephant. I don't know how women can wear those things- as boots, stiletto or anything else.

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    1. I could never wear spiked heels. I'd kill myself falling down the stairs for sure.

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  19. Ankle and Knee Hi are my boots of the day.
    Why thigh high are so popular I dont know- maybe it is a suggestive sexy thing, in which case i really dont know. Wearing them to work- please give me a pair of socks anyday.

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    1. I do like a nice pair of ankle boots, but that's about as edgy as I tend to get.

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  20. Wow, I thought one would have to get to Sydney to see a sight like that! I would love to know what she was thinking as she dressed. Sounds like she's no "Pretty Woman".
    "trout fishing" Hahahaha.

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    1. LOL! I suppose it might have been a "walk of shame" situation.

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  21. I wish I could be a Hobbit and never have to wear anything on my feet ever Again!!!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. But, you gotta watch where you lived. There's Orcs all over, you know.

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    2. That's be awesome! No shoes, and lots of hair to keep your feet warm!

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  22. I can't wear high heels, I walk like a straight man in drag. If my feet didn't look like fingers, I'd go barefoot all the time. :)

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    1. LOL! I'm a bit like that with heels too. It's a real skill and unfortunately there aren't many women who have it.

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  23. I always appreciate a glimpse into the female thought process. I rarely comprehend it, of course, but I always appreciate it.

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  24. Wow. Those are really never appropriate. And certainly not to work. Or a funeral. At least i hope she's never worn them to a funeral. But we'll never know.. will we? And to quote Martha Stewart.. that's a good thing.

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    1. One can only hope she has a nice pair of flats for funerals :D

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  25. I'm a middle child and NO... I would never wear boots like that. Especially not to work, in fact I think if I were and employer I would tell the girl to go home and change her footwear... good grief. Erm, or am I just getting old and judgmental?

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  26. Enjoyed the Blog Post...

    The Comments are entertaining as well. Ha...

    Have a great weekend Kel, Slu

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  27. Ah, the always frightening trout fishing dominatrix! I saw a woman today whose skirt was barely covering the curve of her butt. She probably could've just gone with the boots you saw and her shirt!

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    1. LOL! Those trout fishing dominatrix are a scary breed!

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  28. People like her make it interesting for the rest of us. It gives us something to ponder. Today I saw a woman in a velvet sweatsuit (teal) with matching stilettos at the grocery store. Her outfit totally got my attention but for some reason, she pulled it off.

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    1. Oh wow, a teal tracksuit with matching heals! It's things like that that make grocery shopping worth it.

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  29. Well, I hope she got the attention she craved. Today, I pinned a "page" on one of my Pininterest boards on how how make fake boots with duct tape. That's the only way I'm going to fit my fat calves into boots. LOL
    Don't be a Hippie
    Take 25 to Hollister

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    1. Boots with duct tape? I wonder how comfortable they'd be.

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  30. Maybe you could combine the Dominatrix and trout fishing. Those spike heels would be quite effective at impaling a fish or two. Either that, or stream walking--all those lonely fish are an untapped market.

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  31. Sweets, you've forgotten Aerosmith were in town Wednesday night. She might have popped straight into work. Xx

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  32. So maybe she was going in to ask her boss for a raise, and thought the threat of a little spanking might sway him/her? ;)

    S

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  33. As much as I appreciate unique footwear, thigh high boots.... no. But hey, if they made her feel sexy: all the more power to her.

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    1. It was just so incongruous, seeing someone wear them in the middle of the day.

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  34. To work it's kind of crazy. I do have to admit that I am a shoe hoarder though. I have small feet so when I find a pair of shoes or boots I like that fit me. I buy em so I can have them on hand.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. I've got the opposite problem. My feet are huge.

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  35. Didn't know those existed outside of weird superhero comicbook fashion. Maybe that's it, she saw Watchmen one too many times and decided the Silk Specter look was good on her. They just seem uncomfortable. Can you imagine the smell in those things? Not enough powder in existence to combat "entire leg trapped in leather without socks" smell.

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    1. You mean it was "Come to work as your favourite superhero day" and I missed it?

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  36. I'm wondering if I could persuade Kellie to give those boots a try.

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  37. I love to judge what people are wearing but only in my head. I have never seen a person wearing thigh-high boots other than in costumes. Knee high boots..sure...all the time but never thigh high.
    Gotta wonder where she works???

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    1. Maybe she's a super hero? A super villian? A street walker?

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  38. Sorry, Bear is no expert on fashion. I'll just look knowingly and say, Hmmmm."

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. Well I suppose there aren't too many bears who could pull off a pair of thigh highs ;D

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  39. Coulda been worse.
    Coulda been a dude.
    Oh. Ewwww......

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  40. I don't think there's a male equivalent to boots like that? I did however just go shopping for new work boots yesterday, and stumble upon a pair that were size 17! I had to dig them out of the bottom shelf just to look at them. I think they had a half a cow worth of leather in them. :)

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  41. Women have to be so careful before buying thigh high boots. If you are too short, they look as if the boots are wearing you. If you are too large in the legs then it looks as if you are being strangled by leather. If you are too old, you look like mutton dressed up as lamb and the list is endless.

    Thigh high boots on the right person with the right style of dress and the right event can look very nice but it's obviously not for everyone.

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  42. Wow, thigh high boots at work! That either takes guts or cluelessness. I'm gonna go with the cluelessness.

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    1. LOL! Or it was a morning after the night before situation.

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  43. middle child syndrome....that would be the Jan Brady syndrome. Clearly Marcia was getting all the attention with her crotch high mini skirt and red leather bustier.

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    1. That must have been it. In fact, I'm almost certain I heard her mutter "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" under her breath.

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  44. Kellie you are a riot, I love your writing style! That said, when I was in high school I wanted a pair of tall Frye boots, but , nope nothing like those (and it sadly has been awhile, ahem, since I was in High School)

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  45. I have to say I quite like some of these style of boot and in fact have worn them back in the 80's, sadly, my 48 year old self may struggle to pull it off. In fairness I worn mine mainly to clubs and there were not the shinny skintight plastic number as per your image. Those are more bedroom, me thinks. Some of the comments are very interesting, I'm trying hard not to judge anything these days (not easy) and I when I find something that I don't like or something that easily offends me, I try to stop and really honestly explore why I don't like it and sometimes it's because I secretly deep down do actually like it or I've imagined it and maybe like it very much but I hide what I really like behind hate of it because of the fear of being judged and judged by whom, by a very mixed up society, crazy. We give up things that would make us happy because some other clueless soul or religion or community deems it's wrong. Do we dislike a thing, an action,even what we wear etc because deep down we feel it to be wrong or because we have been taught to judge like that and label things right and wrong. Sorry that got deeper than I meant it too but these things come out for a reason.
    Why do we care about these things and does it matter, I ponder often and ramble on, good post got people talking.
    I'd love to look good enough to wear them, always enjoyed playing the principal boy at school, all boots and thigh slapping. Oh I'm maybe a closet dominatrix after all, my poor husband. Do they come with a whip?

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  46. i love to wear my thigh and crotch high boots with my fetish leather in public. i also like to swim/wade/shower in it as well. the sound and feel of walking in totally soaked boots is so thrilling

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  47. decided to take my new tony bianco "ariette" lace up thigh high boots to work yesterday and everybody loved it. well...except for my dad hahaha! anyway, the keys to pull it off are proportions,proportions,proportions and 20% silhouette. other people may find them garish but what the hell! one should dress themselves up and get a certain bliss regardless of their level of taste. working in the fashion industry where everything's between a fine line of kitschy and tasteful, taught me how to give enough credit for one's personal style.

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  48. u dont know squat..i look better in my azz boots than u do naked..so there

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