Convertible boot splats

As a petite, shopping for those cute knee high boots are always a pain. Its rare to find something that doesn’t gap 3-4 inches on the opening – which makes us look even shorter. As a person who LOVES boots, and have about… 10 pairs of boots in regular winter rotation (vs 2 pairs of sandal/flip flop in the summer), this is a real (first world) problem.

A few years ago I feel I love with a pair of boots that is super expensive and looks a bit ridiculous:

img_0053Its a pair of Givenchy. I thought it looks really awesome and ridiculous at the same time – i always loved boots thats thicker around the ankles – it hides my thicker and curvy calfs better. But it always looks a little like a pair of horse feet:

But awesome is awesome. So I bought some leather and decided I should just make the top part of those boots. During the making of those boots though I lost sight of the original inspiration a little, and made the boots more tight fitting. The result is nice, but I think I might remake this again with Givenchy boots as the inspiration.

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It actually stays up on my legs really well, but because of the tight fit on the bottom, it crunches up around there after walking around. The half circle I created in the front also flares out a little on the corners. Process and patterns can be found on instagram.

However, this one is still quite cute and makes my ankle boots a pair a cute knee high – with all the comfort of an ankle boot! The leather is very soft and supple, lining is black satin rayon. I am now on the hunt for another black leather hide to make a version 2.0!

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One response to “Convertible boot splats

  • Randi

    What a clever idea! I actually like your version much more than the Givenchy originals, yours looks much more sexy and cool! Thanks for the idea, too!

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