Up to There
Dramatic over-the-knee boots become an everyday staple in wearable black.
Jessie Scott, 28
Wearing: Marc Jacobs. I bought them from Zappos for $200.
How do these boots make you feel? Sturdy and protected. They’re good all-weather boots.
Are skinny legs a must for this trend? Height is definitely a requirement. If you’re 5’3”, you’d probably just look like one big boot.
Alexandra Polifko, 20
Actor, Abu Dhabi
Wearing: Mango. They’re from a Mango store, and cost $110.
What do you like about these boots? They’re warm, comfortable and hide my legs. I feel stylish on the streets of New York in them.
What’s next on your shoe shopping list? If I go back to warm weather, I’ll get a fancy pair of flip-flops.
Katie Hunt, 25
Actor, Rhode Island
Wearing: Farylrobin. I paid $250 for them on Shopbop.com.
How do these boots make you feel? Comfortable yet polished.
Is this the shoe trend of the season? Yes, these and riding boots. They’re both flattering and unusual.
What’s next on your shoe shopping list? Over-the-knee boots with a heel.
Layla Williams, 32
Shoe designer, NYC
Wearing: I bought these at Prada for somewhere between $300 and $700.
What do you like about these boots? They’re comfy and you get the sex appeal without being on stilettos.
What’s next on your shoe shopping list? Platforms with a substantial heel. It’s all about comfort and durability, and due to the recession, it has to last.
Grace Dellalian, 38
Wearing: Bata Europe.
Purchased: My husband got them for me in Italy.
How do these boots make you feel? Kind of sexy, like Catwoman.
Is this the shoe trend of the season? I’ve had guys tell me it is, and for a guy to say that, it must be. Plus, my husband is in the shoe business and is always a step ahead.