As you may already know, the Stuart Weitzman Highland boots have become so popular over the years. I love them because they're beautiful and so sleek. However, I do not love the price tag. They're crazy expensive and not affordable to the average person. I spent sometime searching for the alternative and stumbled upon these boots. It took me awhile to pull the trigger mainly because they're a UK based brand. I am glad I did because the boots ended up working out pretty well for me.
- Affordable - They cost right under $60. For something trendy like thigh-high boot, I don't wear it enough to make the cost per wear worthwhile. I can't wear them to work. Most of the time, I can't wear 4" heels running around with my kids on the weekends. They are basically reserved for date nights and god knows, we don't go out that much =)
- Decent quality - For under $60, I thought the quality is somewhat decent. Of course, they're not made out of real suede but the fabric is not flimsy at all. They are available in black, taupe, grey and beige
- Great fit - The fit is what sold me. They fit my scarves extremely well (bare-legged and tucked into jeans). I went with a UK5 (US7) and thankfully, they run very true to size. Measurements are as follows: shaft height = 26", calf circumference = 8", ankle circumference = 4.5 and heel height = 4". The foot-bed is on the narrow side so they might be tight for those who have wide feet. If you have narrow/average feet, they should be just fine. The boot features a partial side zipper for easy on and off which is nice. Sizing starts at UK3/US5 to UK8/US10
- The smell - When I first pulled them out of the box, they have that chemical smell. I do not notice the smell when I have them on and it does seem to fade.
- The back strings - They do not stay put. I believe this was caused by the stiffness of the material. I hope they will soften up with wear. It doesn't bother me so much but I thought I'd mention.