It's only January, and I've found us a *****/5-for-calf-slimness boot! When adjusted, that is. Unfortunately there aren't a ton of sizes left (sure wish I'd spotted this one sooner), so act fast if you like what you see.
It takes a minute to get this hip style -- the Seychelles Dramatic -- fitted to your leg, but worth it for that sleek, calf-hugging look we're all after.
The half zip is super helpful, and in fact -- always a great sign vis a vis shaft slimness -- I couldn't get my legs into these boots without unzipping.
No tread to speak of on the sole further supports my view that these cuties are made for fashion, not rugged outdoor pursuits. But fashionable they are!
And speaking of feet, there's one other caveat with the Dramatic besides its fairly tall shaft height: The foot on this one runs small. If you’re between half sizes, definitely go with the larger of the two. And if you consistently wear one size, consider ordering up by half a size, especially if you plan to wear thick tights or socks of substance under these.
Value: ****/5 or better, depending on sale price you snag
Calf slimness: *****/5
Find it at:
Amazon (limited quantities as of early December 2018, but still a decent selection of sizes available)
Nordstrom (any chance they'll restock? it's happened before w/ Nordies.....)
Tip: Zappos is out of stock on this boot, but you can still watch the shop's video clip of the Seychelles Dramatic on fairly slim legs: