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.

12 comments:

WE Lead Mary said...

looking forward to the new and improved redkatblonde!

Monika R. "RedKat" said...

Thanks, Mary! Hope the tips help...I know I've needed each and every one of them. :)

olga said...

Im about to try starch on my very cute black suede boots. Hope it works because to day I was so annoyed i wanted to cry.

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Anonymous said...

actually there is a solution it's called the Bootbra, it's a device that keeps fashion boots from slouching and can be found on etsy or by e-mailing the bootbra@gmail.com.
It was featured on the Today Show a month ago. To see the clip go to.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBootBra?feature=mhee

Anonymous said...

A boot's shaft naturally slouches and loses its shape through normal wear. Try a pair of Elevates which prevents boot slouch with the use of a thin leg strap and magnets. It's pretty cool! Check it out at iheartelevates.com. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Slouching boots problem solved. Please don't starch your suede boots just use self-adhesive No Slouch Boot Straight. They'll stop your boots from slouching and they will keep them up. Go here: noslouchbootstraight.com

Porsha Guerrero said...

How about designating a over the calf sock where you would attach a velcro strip to the inside of a boot where it would have the other side of the velcro to stick to?

S Campbell said...

My favourite brown suede 'over the knee' boots are slowly turning into 'over the ankle' boots. I dyed a pair of suede boots recently and they went hard, so ......I'm of to soak my brown ones and hang them upside down to dry! Fingers crossed.

Unknown said...

BootBra.com the best and only solution to slouchy boots!

Phillip said...

Hi! Did the starch hold your boots up during wear?

 
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