Friday, 28 September 2012

The Big Boot Challenge - Simply Be

Hello! So boots yeh? Bane of your life? They are for me, with a calf size of around 19/20inch, knee high boot shopping has been on the whole, frustrating and if I'm completely honest, a bit upsetting... (ok I actually sobbed in Evans once but hey I'm only human, fat shopping is hard sometimes!)

So, to that end Toni and I have decided to set a "Big Boot Challenge" to all the lovely plus retailers out there, surely somebody can accommodate my sizeable calves?

The first company to accept our challenge was Simply Be. For as long as I can remember the Legroom range stocked by Simply Be have stocked varying calve widths each one with names such as "Extra Large" Extra Ultra Large" a tad ambitious me thinks as they still didn't even come anywhere close, but this year Simply Be launched the "Super Curvy" calf fitting - I mean let's face it, that's some clever naming because after "Extra Ultra Large" there wasn't anywhere to go, so thanks for not calling them "big tree trunk" fitting guys ;)


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Leg Room Super Curvy Boot
It was with baited breath I waited for these to arrive, I just expected for them to arrive, me try them on, and not be able to zip them up like usual.... But low and behold, these fit, not only did they fit, I could wear jeans with them too! Flippedy doo!


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I went for the E fitting as I don't have a particularly wide foot in the riding boot style. There was bags of room in it and I found them really comfortable. I walked around all day in them, in and out of my dads car for house viewings and travelled a long while in the car. They didn't pinch or rub, I didn't have to pull them up once or adjust. My only quibble is that the brown section is a much more vivid colour on the website, I didn't find them to be in person though, but overall I liked the appearance and thought they looked good on.


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I wore mine with black jeans, stripe t-shirt, denim shirt and BIG woolly scarf for a cosy autumnal look.

Thank you Simply Be for rising to the challenge! You passed with flying colours! Hoorah for the Super Curvy boot!

Pop on over to Toni to see how she got on with the boots!










16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I am dreaming of adding a pair of leather riding boots to my shoe collection. Also, I love the scarf. Very cozy!

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  2. Fab post although would be great if you could put the prices up too? Xx

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    1. Sorry chuck, they are £75.00. I do link back directly to the boots though, so there's loads of info on there too. Hope that helps x x

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  3. Oh love this look! I like the name too, Super Curvy much nicer. I thought I could only dream of me with jeans INSIDE boots. I'm just about to skip over & grab myself a new autumn look.

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    1. Fabulous, let me know how you get on with them! X x

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  4. I struggle so much with boots, if they fit they are wayyyyy tooo expensive or, it they are affordable they don't fit.

    Sadly these are way out of my price range but i do love them.

    they look super cute on you xxx

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    1. Aww thanks, I think for a leather knee high boot they are actually average if not a tad cheaper than some others, but I understand that just in general all knee high boots are expensive but I'd rather spend £75 on these that will last me years then £25 a pop for some cheap plastic ones that only last half a winter. I've gotten all quality over quantity in my old age! Lol! X x x

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  5. Those boots are soo wonderful!! Their look georgeus.

    Greetings, **P**

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  6. im 21inches would these fit me?

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    1. It's definitely worth a try, they had a small elasticated section that might give you an extra inch :) hope this helps x x

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  7. Could you tell me what measurement your actual calf is though? Mine are 465mm?

    Many thanks
    Rachel :-)

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  8. Hi Rachel, my calves measure 482mm so you should be more than fine, intact is maybe look at the next size down to be honest!! Good luck x x

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  9. Hi Im a ladies riding boot wearing male and I just love those two tone riding boots they are yummy. You ladies are so lucky that you can wear these type of boots. I have 5 pairs of riding boots, all plain black or brown and all knee length. when I wear them with skinny jeans or leggings outside I generally get comments from women asking me where i got them from. At home I wear them with skirts. Thanks for a great blog...More riding boots please.x

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  10. Those boots are giving nice look to the women.
    Really nice combination.

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x