1. YouSaucyMinx says:

    Cute boots! Just throwing it out there, but Avenue has awesome cognac wide calf and extra wide calf boots.

    October 23, 2014/Reply
  2. Style by Joules says:

    The leather on the Charles David pair is beautiful! The only problem I have with brown boots is that I find it hard to pair them with other brown accessories because every shade of brown is just slightly different. I have a similar pair of brown boots to what you have above, but I bought them several years ago in a dark brown color that was in then. Now I can’t find any accessories to pair with them because a lighter brown like this is in style. Sadness.

    October 23, 2014/Reply
  3. J says:

    I just got the women’s york riding boot in cognac from Payless because they come in extended calf. They are really comfortable and only $50 if anyone is looking for a cheap option.

    October 23, 2014/Reply
  4. Willfully Elegant says:

    If you can find me boots for narrow calves that are tall and in cream color, I will forever be indebted to you! I had one, threw it out because the heel broke( i know stupid me) and now cannot find a replacement ( been 4 years). welp?

    October 23, 2014/Reply
    • Giggling Gourmand says:

      If you have any non-cream recs I’d take those too please!

      October 23, 2014/Reply
    • TechWriter says:

      If you can afford it, you might want to consider going custom. I needed to do that for my opposite problem of massive calves and got a pair of flat boots from Poppy Barley. It’s a lot of money, but they’re really well made and very comfortable, and will last for years. I’ve been wearing mine for about a month. They are the best boots I’ve ever owned, and they fit right. They have a camel color, which might be more yellow than you’re after, but it can’t hurt to look. Good luck.


      I don’t work for them, but have become a huge fan since another poster mentioned them here in April. (Thanks, Belle and Brittney.)

      October 23, 2014/Reply
  5. krf says:

    I am also struggling with a grey pair of ankle boots and my grey tights because they are not the same grey (and I have been seriously hunting and coming up cold). Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any solutions? Have a good day!

    October 23, 2014/Reply
    • Monica says:

      Yes! I have a great grey short boot that I thought I could pair with grey leggings, tights etc. And the grey is a little too taupe to go with most knit greys. I’m sad…

      October 23, 2014/Reply
  6. Nony says:

    Yay for riding boots weather! I love the color of those Charles David ones. I finally found comfortable riding boots that my smaller calves don’t swim in. Of course I bought them in both brown & black.

    October 23, 2014/Reply
  7. Leah says:

    Thread Jack:

    Belle, you need to tell the WORLD about this: https://www.whowhatwear.com/how-to-make-heels-comfortable/

    I did it today and my feet have NEVER felt better.

    October 23, 2014/Reply
    • Kate says:

      Fascinating, I’m going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing.

      October 23, 2014/Reply
  8. . says:

    Just pointing out that the wide calf option you linked to, actually has a smaller calf circumference than the paid intern option. You’d be better off with a boot like the Sam Edelmen Penny in wide calf since those actually run 15+ inches

    October 23, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Sorry. I should have checked that. Good reminder that sometimes things aren’t as they’re advertised.

      October 23, 2014/Reply
  9. SJ says:

    Huge fan of the Sam Edelman Penny boot: https://tinyurl.com/ofoam9z

    October 23, 2014/Reply
  10. Teri says:

    Does anyone (Belle or otherwise) have suggestions for a good cognac-colored shoe polish/cream? I have a beautiful pair of boots I got last year, but they’ve become more than a bit scuffed since then and I’d like to give them some TLC. Thanks in advance!

    October 23, 2014/Reply
    • Casper says:

      Skip shoe polish and use mink oil

      October 23, 2014/Reply
  11. Randi says:

    Just ordered the Enzo Angiolini pair- thanks so much Belle! I was just about to email and ask for a pair of cognac-colored boots with a small calf circumference and minimal detailing for less than $150.

    October 23, 2014/Reply
  12. Sam says:

    FYI, bought the Enzo pair and they were HUGE in the ankles, so I’m returning.

    October 31, 2014/Reply