Seeing as I'm a guy and I'm trying to find a gift for my fiance, I need a little help this year. She's been complaining that she can't find any knee-length boots that fit her; her calves are too thin for the boots this year. I've been thinking it'd be a kick-ass Christmas present if I could solve this problem and get her some boots, but since she's the one with all the boot-shopping experience in the couple, I'm getting nowhere fast on this. Granted there isn't a lot of time left, but I'm wondering if any of the ladies who frequent here (or guys who shop for their SO's) have even the foggiest idea where I should start.
My GF says to search for microfiber boots instead of leather. They're made of stretchy fabric, so if you can find some small ones, they're should cling to her calves. However, if you get some that are too big, they'll just fall down (they don't stand straight up like hard leather).
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I don't know about cost, but one of the girls at work actually got her boots taken in. If you get some that fit, except for around the calf, they can be altered by a decent shoe shop. It may take a bit of time though, and it won't be much of a surprise.
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I've been thinking of trying to find someone locally who could do work on boots like that. I guess I wouldn't need a cobbler... A tailor would do that?
Oh well, thanks Jag & Merc for the input. I really haven't left myself with much time, so I think the boots will go unfulfilled this year and I'll have to spend the rest of time trying to replace the Metallica T-shirt she lost.
(edited by EddieBurkett on 17.12.03 0115) If you're reading this, the tide was in.
It's been about 6 months since I've seen it, but I had the same questions. I don't remember enough to offer any intelligent analysis (probably wouldn't anyway), but this site was informative: http://www.math.nyu.