SPLURGE VS. SAVE – OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS.

SPLURGE VS. SAVE – OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS.
Every year around this time I start making a mental list of what boots I have and which types I am lacking.  Got to have all the essentials: flat booties, heeled booties, riding boots, bean boots, etc.  For years I lusted after the Stuart Weitzman Lowlands and until I found a dupe pair on eBay for so much less last year (and bought them for myself as a gift from Matt 😉 I considered over-the-knee boots to be a “want”.  However, once they came, I determined them to be a “need”, one of those essentials that every girl should have in her closet.
Due to the shaft height, OTK boots are super warm and the flat pairs are insanely comfortable.  Plus, as long as you apply a suede protectant spray, they are fine to wear in light rain and snow – I never wear mine if it is straight up nasty out, but at least I don’t have to worry if it starts to drizzle while wearing them.
I know that the SWs are still outside many people’s price range and while I do think that they are a worthy investment, I have found that designers have released a ton of dupes this year.  Below I have rounded up three of the most popular pairs by Stuart Weitzman along with the best dupe in shape and color.  Also below that, you’ll find other colors and pairs that I didn’t include in the graphic.  Hope you find a pair you love at a price you love!

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*UPDATE: I previously linked a pair from Choies, but I ordered them myself and was horrified by the quality, they were terrible!!!  So please do not order them.  I recommend the ones from Amazon – they are listed in both tannish grey (low + heeled) and black (low + heeled) – I have the low ones in both black and tan and can’t recommend them enough, especially at that price of under $100!*

 

Lowlands + Dupes

 

Highland + Dupes

 

5050 + Dupes
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  • I really need some! I wish I could pay over $700, but the save options are just as good!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Great finds! I love the Steve Madden dupes and the Choies ones! Have you ever bought shoes from Choies? Wondering about the quality?!?

    xoxo,
    Kim
    Champagneista
    ig: @kimcasemyers

  • i am all things boots these days. i can't make up my mind because i want all the shiny puppies!!

  • Love this post, I have had the same issue this season with boots. I can't decide to save or splurge. Great picks, I love them all.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • The ones you linked in Amazon from Kaitlyn pan… Do they fall slouch down when you are walking?

    • Great question! When I am bare legged they slouch just a tiny bit, but if I am wearing pants or tights, they stay pretty snug. However, even when they "slouch" I still think when I look in the mirror or see pictures that they don't look slouched, so I think it's more a feeling thing, if that makes sense.

      For reference, those grey ones in the image at the very top of this post are the Kaitlyn Pan ones, and that's them "slouched". Hope that helps!

  • Anne Dennon

    Hello! I am in lust with these boots but am worried about the fit above the knee. I have quads, for better or for worse, do you find them to be fitted for willowy legs? I’m looking at the Kaitlyn Pans.

    • Without knowing your exact size I can’t say 100% but the fabric does have quite a bit of stretch to it, so I think you would be fine! Worst case scenario, Amazon offers free shipping. But I definitely think they are worth a try, I can’t say enough good things about that pair!

      • Another thing I just remembered, there is a little bit of elastic at the top and if they are too tight, you can easily cut that elastic to make them a bit looser. It will make more sense when you see them in person but that would be another option 🙂