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Apologies for not following the conversation, but I just had to show off my latest boots. Lk Bennett black leather with a zip up the back 

Superhero boots!

OK, let me try to upload some pictures here, instead of to any of my "albums": In any event, I got these nine west boots at the local thrift store a few weeks back.  Size 12s, a little loose, but

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3 hours ago, 12cm said:

The Syro boots are just ugly!   The ASOS variant are not much better, although heeled boots in large sizes are always welcome.   I see that these ASOS boots are shown as not  currently available in sizes 46 and 47.   Does that mean that they have been very popular, or simply that supply was limited?   However, the UK website still has the full range to size UK12.   (I am doubtful, however, that the heel is the 5" claimed.)

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12 hours ago, Puffer said:

The Syro boots are just ugly!  

I didn't think we were supposed to use the "U" word on here. Or maybe that's just my own rule for myself. Heck, if I wrote everything I thought, things could indeed get ugly in a hurry! :giggle:

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I think we are allowed to use the word UGLY, but only when referring to Crocs.

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17 hours ago, Puffer said:

The Syro boots are just ugly!   The ASOS variant are not much better, although heeled boots in large sizes are always welcome.   I see that these ASOS boots are shown as not  currently available in sizes 46 and 47.   Does that mean that they have been very popular, or simply that supply was limited?   However, the UK website still has the full range to size UK12.   (I am doubtful, however, that the heel is the 5" claimed.)

There seems to be a bit of enthusiasm over this style in malefashion so I bet they sold out.  They have a 1.5” platform so the rise is only 3.5” in a large size - 5” sounds about right.  

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On 6/28/2020 at 10:58 AM, 12cm said:

There’s a woman who works here at my office and is always on the move. She wears a pair of boots similar to these and seeing as how she wears them almost every day, I assume she likes them and finds them to be comfortable.

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On 6/29/2020 at 11:10 AM, p1ng74 said:

There seems to be a bit of enthusiasm over this style in malefashion so I bet they sold out.  They have a 1.5” platform so the rise is only 3.5” in a large size - 5” sounds about right.  

Yeah, I haven't seen any of the syro offerings that appealed to me either...

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Decided to get a pair of the ASOS Chelsea boots as mentioned above: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-heeled-chelsea-boots-in-black-leather-with-zip-detail-on-black-platform-sole/prd/20048891

Despite being sold as men's boots something was adrift on the sizing. I ordered UK9 (they are marked UK9 EU43) but couldn't even get them on my feet. Possibly because I have a fairly high instep. I could try a UK10 but they look uglier in real life than online so they're going back. Free delivery, free return so no problem.

While I was ordering, I decided to try some other chunky boots that were available in UK9. I quite like the look of these so it's  shame they are too tight: https://www.asos.com/simmi-shoes/simmi-london-jemma-chunky-ankle-boots-in-black/prd/14194498

These fit reasonably. I'll try them again in the morning. If I keep them then the price is right, though they aren't real leather: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-wide-fit-ellen-chunky-lace-up-boots-in-black/prd/12152117

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18 minutes ago, at9 said:

Decided to get a pair of the ASOS Chelsea boots as mentioned above: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-heeled-chelsea-boots-in-black-leather-with-zip-detail-on-black-platform-sole/prd/20048891

Despite being sold as men's boots something was adrift on the sizing. I ordered UK9 (they are marked UK9 EU43) but couldn't even get them on my feet. Possibly because I have a fairly high instep. I could try a UK10 but they look uglier in real life than online so they're going back. Free delivery, free return so no problem.

While I was ordering, I decided to try some other chunky boots that were available in UK9. I quite like the look of these so it's  shame they are too tight: https://www.asos.com/simmi-shoes/simmi-london-jemma-chunky-ankle-boots-in-black/prd/14194498

These fit reasonably. I'll try them again in the morning. If I keep them then the price is right, though they aren't real leather: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-wide-fit-ellen-chunky-lace-up-boots-in-black/prd/12152117

The last two pairs of boots are amazing, loved the tough lugged soles also, great for walking for sure....

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3 hours ago, at9 said:

Decided to get a pair of the ASOS Chelsea boots as mentioned above: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-heeled-chelsea-boots-in-black-leather-with-zip-detail-on-black-platform-sole/prd/20048891

Despite being sold as men's boots something was adrift on the sizing. I ordered UK9 (they are marked UK9 EU43) but couldn't even get them on my feet. Possibly because I have a fairly high instep. I could try a UK10 but they look uglier in real life than online so they're going back. Free delivery, free return so no problem.

While I was ordering, I decided to try some other chunky boots that were available in UK9. I quite like the look of these so it's  shame they are too tight: https://www.asos.com/simmi-shoes/simmi-london-jemma-chunky-ankle-boots-in-black/prd/14194498

These fit reasonably. I'll try them again in the morning. If I keep them then the price is right, though they aren't real leather: https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-wide-fit-ellen-chunky-lace-up-boots-in-black/prd/12152117

As a person with a high arch and large girth toe box I can see why the first one different work and am surprise the second pair didn't and the third pair did.

Nine West had a bootie with luge soles and a stiletto heel, gone when I went looking.

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Tried them again this morning. The 2nd ones https://www.asos.com/simmi-shoes/simmi-london-jemma-chunky-ankle-boots-in-black/prd/14194498 are still too tight, quite narrow across the toe box. Really liked the look of them but being synthetic they won't stretch well

The 3rd ones https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-wide-fit-ellen-chunky-lace-up-boots-in-black/prd/12152117  really didn't fit. The right foot might have been OK with a little wearing in but the left was impossible. I think my left foot is slightly larger than the right. The boot may have been slightly smaller too. If theya re wide fit I hate to think what the standard fit is like.

So they are all going back.

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3 hours ago, at9 said:

Tried them again this morning. The 2nd ones https://www.asos.com/simmi-shoes/simmi-london-jemma-chunky-ankle-boots-in-black/prd/14194498 are still too tight, quite narrow across the toe box. Really liked the look of them but being synthetic they won't stretch well

The 3rd ones https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-wide-fit-ellen-chunky-lace-up-boots-in-black/prd/12152117  really didn't fit. The right foot might have been OK with a little wearing in but the left was impossible. I think my left foot is slightly larger than the right. The boot may have been slightly smaller too. If theya re wide fit I hate to think what the standard fit is like.

So they are all going back.

When you have high arches and a larger toe box, this is just something you get use to.  All you can say is "onto the next". The third one I thought would never fit because the way the bottom of the tongue is sewed. Way too short for a high arched foot.

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On 6/19/2020 at 6:15 AM, AlexC94 said:

Recently got a pair of white Pleaser Flamingo 1020 boots. Bought and ordered on Tuesday, delivered on Thursday morning. 8 inch heel platform boots ain't that much of a challenge.

 

Most Pleasers the heel ratio works out to around 3-1/2" when you subtract for the platform. I am guessing those 8" heels have a 4" or better platform. I have a few pairs of Pleasers and they are good quality, but nothing special. I have a pair of 8" heels sandals with clear platforms for those "slutty" times.

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Bought a pair of these boots recently and they should be with me this week. I hear that they still fit a UK7 if the shoe is a size smaller. Is that right?

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Alex, what brand, style are they? My wife has a pair, and I have been looking for myself.

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12 hours ago, Pumped said:

Alex, what brand, style are they? My wife has a pair, and I have been looking for myself.

Zigi, I think.

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On 6/27/2020 at 6:36 PM, 12cm said:

Saw these too... I like the chunky look, but I prefer the more classic styles. I DIDNT REAIZE TILL 2ND GLANCE THAT THESE ARE SOLD AS MENS! Talk about progress!  Did you receive them yet?

14 hours ago, AlexC94 said:

Bought a pair of these boots recently and they should be with me this week. I hear that they still fit a UK7 if the shoe is a size smaller. Is that right?

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WOW - these look great! Be sure to snaps some pics for us. maybe of your wife's too 🙂 

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Finally got the Zigi boots at last! They are a tad snug but they just fit my size UK7 feet.

However, the box was broke as feck when I got them thanks to MyHermes treating the shoebox like a nuclear bouncing bomb so that's in the bin.

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12 hours ago, RonC said:

Some nice shoes and boots there, but rather expensive.

 

They are not expensive for me. I wear such boots every day. They will last me for several years. It is quality leather and they are comfortable. Even though I have them all day, my legs don't stink.

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Love their 11 an 12 cm stilettos, they have perfect hourglass heels. Well balanced. But, alas, 50 Euro to ship to the U.S.

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