Monday, January 4, 2010
Tip: How To Keep Slouchy Boots Up
There is literally nothing more annoying than knee-high boots that insist on slouching down your leg, making for a sloppy looking shoe. Some of my favorite suede boots have let me down by behaving in an inappropriately schlumpy way! So, here are a few tricks to keep your shoes at attention.
1. CHEAP BOOTS: If there's enough suede you can use the binder clips found in any office supply closet to fold over and pinch the excess suede together. If you try this, use the smallest clips you can find or you'll find yourself getting stabbed in the leg by the clips.
2. EXPENSIVE BOOTS: If the boots in question are expensive and worth it, take them to a shoe repair store and ask to have them taken in so they fit your calf.
3. CHEAP BOOTS: Try starch. The cheaper the suede (preferably faux suede if you're trying this) the better you are in the event that the starch discolors the boot. I tried this on brown ones and it only darkened the faux a little...I was fine with it. Or, apply starch to the inside of the boot. You can also try fabric stiffener (but I have not).
4. EITHER: Hollywood Tape is touted by other bloggers to be a great solution to this problem. I've not tried it, as I've always been afraid to put a run in my tights or stockings, but if you're wearing cheapie stockings, give it a shot.