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Just now, KneeBooted said:

They do have that LL Bean look to them. I should've added brand and style...

They called Conquest Carly by Sorel.

Sorel make great winter boots. I have used them in Antarctica.

 

 

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My wife and I just picked up our new OTK (flat) boots - Asos Keep Up style. Mine are black, hers are 'chestnut'/tan.

Neither of us has owned OTK before, so its a new experience for the 2 of us. It's also my first pair of flat boots (in fact - flat pair of shoes at all!), so that too is new, though I have worn my wife's flats here and there occasionally. 

I must say that I like the sensation of having them wrap me up all the way above the knee - its got that very cosy feel to it. The material has a bit of stretch to it, and there is a draw-string on the top too. My wife couldn't wait till we got home, and put them on in the car (actually my pair - the black ones) and then to as we ran a few errands together. She said that she really enjoyed them, and I must agree - they looked great on her  - not too much of a statement - just a nice looking "go under the radar" boot. I had to wait till we got home to try them on myself :(

I had some trouble getting them on under my trousers... but once I pulled them up from inside, they stayed up and felt really good. The heel (about 1.25") has a bit of a hollow plastic noise as you walk, not the distinct sound of a high heel. Without the noise, they could definitely pass in public without any mention or attention at all. In fact, even my wife said without any prompting, that they could pass as "French mens shoes"!

See some photos below - I haven't taken any myself yet.

I will also be posting some additional comments and thoughts soon in my thread https://hhplace.org/topic/24422-jeremys-heel-stories-pictures-thoughts/ about discussions and events that took place around picking up the boots today. 

http://images.asos-media.com/products/asos-keep-up-wide-fit-flat-over-the-knee-boots/8344733-1-black?$XXL$&wid=513&fit=constrain

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http://images.asos-media.com/products/asos-keep-up-flat-over-the-knee-boots/8012318-2?$XXL$&wid=513&fit=constrain

 

My wife's pair - 

http://images.asos-media.com/products/asos-keep-up-flat-over-the-knee-boots/8458619-1-chestnut?$XXL$&wid=513&fit=constrain

 

 

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I have three pair of suede otk boots with flat/low heels and love them. They are indeed cosy and warm and perfect for when I am sitting home writing on a chilly afternoon. I don’t know what your jeans are like but you might find it worth your while to buy some skinny jeans so you wear your boots over your jeans. Those are nice looking boots. Be good to show them off!

 

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Thanks @Shyheels! They are growing on me :cheeky: 

I just took them off, with the kids getting home now. Now me legs are little chilly! Was upset to see how easily the black suede picks up and shows dirt (like the damn dog hairs and other specks... )  - Will have to see about those.

Maybe I can get my wife to lend me her jeggings!! Probably wont be easy  :roll:

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My kids are quite used to seeing me toiling away  at my desk in my (flat) suede otk boots - nobody thinks anything of it. I hate taking them off too, on a chilly day/evening. My wife has to remindme to take them off when it is time to make dinner - she points out that they are very nice boots and how will I feel if tomato sauce gets splashed on them? Valid point. 

Good luck borrowing your wfe’s jeggings!

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14 minutes ago, Shyheels said:

My kids are quite used to seeing me toiling away in my (flat) suede otk boots - nobody thinks anything of it. I hate taking them off too, on a chilly day/evening. My wife has to remindme to take them off when it is time to make dinner - they are very nice boots and she is worried something will spill of them and then, as she says, how will you feel? Valid point. 

wow, that's great @Shyheels - that you can do that. I think this is my closest I have been to possibly wearing boots publically. I'm not going to push things, and will take it very slowly. 

btw, as promised here, just added a  loooong post to my own thread - https://hhplace.org/topic/24422-jeremys-heel-stories-pictures-thoughts

UPDATE  - I cant seem to add my long post with some pics. is there some kind of limitation? @Tech

 

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How big are the images? (File Size) Ideally, aim for 512kb or less. Anything over will "likely" and "possibly" be removed.

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On 11/10/2017 at 1:18 PM, _Boot_lover_ said:

Here are some photos of my wife's new boots too. Hope you like them.

Hi @_Boot_lover_

Are you able to re-post these pics but keep the pics less than 512kb each?

Currently, just your 1 post is 18mb+ worth of images, as each of the 5 pics is almost 4mb each..

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I got these off Ebay for just over £10 delivered. The arrived yesterday and I've got them on now at work. 4.5 inch block heels and round toes. Perfect apart from the fact that wedges would be more subtle. My wife just said 'MORE boots' but hasn't commented one way or the other.

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Very nice! If you were to wear those under jeans, except to the abbreviated length of your foot, I doubt many people would ever notice.

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3 minutes ago, Shyheels said:

Very nice! If you were to wear those under jeans, except to the abbreviated length of your foot, I doubt many people would ever notice.

Most wouldn't, and I'd be surprised, though rather gratified, if anyone mentioned them to me. They are also quite quiet - quieter than some men's shoes I have. They're easy to walk in. Just one thing is the zips, which are really stiff to start with. I put a drop of oil on mine as I was afraid of breaking the tag on the zip, which is exactly what I did with another pair the same I bought a few weeks ago. I had to put a split ring on the zip, so it's serviceable but not elegant. I didn't show my wife those as I wasn't sure about her reaction. The boots were still available so I thought I'd get another pair while they were still around, and do it openly. Might get another pair too if the feedback from my wife is favourable, as they are about the most masculine 4.5 inch boots I've seen. I just wish they were leather, but then they wouldn't be so cheap if they were.

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Great purchase, Tacchi!

I would suggest parafin (from a candle) on your zipper instead of oil. Oil has a nasty propensity to wick everywhere and it can get messy. Parafin stays in place. Just take a candle and rub it on the zipper and then run the zipper up and down a few times to distribute the wax where it can do the lubrication it needs to. Much better than oil

Enjoy wearing your boots, and keep us posted on your wife's acceptance.

Steve

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Good point about wicking.  Just curious - what about beeswax? Would that accomplish the same thing do you suppose? 

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5 hours ago, Shyheels said:

Good point about wicking.  Just curious - what about beeswax? Would that accomplish the same thing do you suppose? 

Steve means paraffin wax (from a candle), not the liquid variety (kerosene)!   Such wax is a tried and tested lubricant for zips, drawer runners etc.   Solid beeswax would be equally good; the 'paste' variety (as used for furniture polish) contains solvents and may wick a little, so take care.   A silicone or PTFE spray (or furniture polish) is equally good, but again beware of wicking; one way of minimising that would be to spray a little onto a rag and then wipe the zip. 

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4 minutes ago, Steve63130 said:

Yeah, what Puffer said!

Steve

Good to know!

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I bought these famolare boots online. Made in 1970! 

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New wedge boots!

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Hanna boots from 1976! Old Canadian shoe company that is no longer in business. 

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Platform boot collection

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A very nice collection. I especially like the pair from 1976. A great year!

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Platform boots I bought. Not sure of the brand, but they're made in canada. Real 70s platform boots are getting real hard to come by. 

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Thanks for the tips. I just had the oil (olive oil) right there so used a tiny amount. The zips are much freer now anyway after a few careful movements of the tab up and down. I have them on today under floor-length trousers (not boot-cut jeans, which are my usual wear). Obviously I've hiked the right trouser leg up to show the heel - the hems aren't that different! :cheeky: 

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Just wondering whether to wear them to a business meeting tomorrow or wear my usual wedges... I expect it will be my wedges as I don't want to freak too many people out, even if most of them are pretty open and non-judgmental.

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4 minutes ago, jeremy1986 said:

Well, they are great wedges!

I mean these, which are my daily wear.

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2 minutes ago, jeremy1986 said:

yup - they look very comfy

They are. I hardly know I'm wearing them until I need to run...

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Running in wedges like that could cause you harm!

I'll bet your tower over your meeting counterparts in those 

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