Good Day readers! This afternoon I’m totally thrilled to be bringing you another Stiletto Diaries first, a clothing item review. Mind you, it’s sexy, and footwear no less, so I feel it fits in well with the general vein of reviews here.
Thank you so much Red Door for your generosity, and excellent customer service, not to mention your fabulous selection of lingerie (for all sizes) and incredible shoes and boots. Speaking of boots, are these thigh high, platform, lace-up boots not the sexiest thing you’ve ever seen? I was so excited when they arrived I thought I might faint. They came in the biggest shoebox I’d ever seen, surrounded by pretty pink and green tissue paper.
I put them on immediately, which was an interesting experience in itself. I promise it gets much easier to get in and out of them as you become used to how they fit.
I loosened the lacing considerably where the widest part of my calves are. You know, I never curse having muscular legs until it comes to trying on boots. I have very toned calves, acquired over years of equestrian training, biking, basketball, and track. They are not small calves, but I get compliments constantly on how lovely my legs are. This is all well and good until I’m trying to find boots that are wide enough in that particular area. It’s one of the main reasons I chose this style of boot in particular, because they are adjustable in that sense.
There are zippers on the inner side of each boot, that run from the ankle to the thigh. I suggest the first time you try these on you loosen the lacing as much as you possibly can all the way down the back, unzip the boot, put your foot in and start zipping them up. When it becomes difficult to zip, you can adjust the lacing more to give you room. Now, it’s normal for these boots to fit very tight, so don’t be scared of putting a little tension on the zipper. Difficult is ok, but if it seems impossible to zip them, adjust the lacing some more.
One you’re zipped all the way up, you may need a friend to adjust the lacing, and tighten where needed. Much like putting on a corset you want to put it on first, and then worry about the lacing. Lace them tighter at the back of the knee and then up the thigh, to prevent them from slouching and rippling too much when you move around. Just make sure you can still bend your knees, LOL.
This particular style is made out of durable and stretchy patent leather. Mine are shiny but this same style is also available in matte. Jack is the one who picked the shiny ones, and I think he really likes them on me
The boots are made by Pleaser, which makes very high quality and sexy footwear. I trust that these boots will last a long time because of that. The heel is sturdy, which is generally the most vulnerable part of platform and high-heeled shoes.
The lacing and the rings are also heavy duty, and are not the least bit uncomfortable. The patent leather is soft and flexible, which makes moving and sitting a lot easier. It does not breath well, so your legs will sweat in these, but you can rub you legs with a bit of unscented powder or cornstarch if you really want. Just remember that the back of you leg shows on these and so you may just want to put up with the little bit of sweat. The zipper makes it easy to take them off no matter how long you’ve been wearing them (unlike a pair of pleather pants I used to wear a lot).
These boots are ideal for fetish wear, or just regular clubbing. I’ve gotten tons and tons of compliments and comment on them just in the couple of times I’ve worn them. They attract attention, which I like, and they are flattering even on larger legs. The range of adjustment in that respect is also fantastic. I do not have pencil legs, and I still have lacing to spare when I do these up.
Keeping them clean is simple. The outside can be wiped down with a damp, soft cloth. If you’re getting funky smells inside, avoid submerging them in water to clean. Just zip the boot up and spray one or two pumps of Febreeze inside and leave them to air. Avoid doing this too often if possible, and wear footlet socks inside to avoid odour (the lacing start a couple of inches up from the back of the boot, so they won’t show). To remove scuffmarks there are plenty of commercial patent leather products available at most stores.
I love these boots (although Jack won’t let me sleep with them on like I want to) and even if these in particular aren’t your style there are dozens of others to choose from over at The Red Door so take a peek. You won’t regret it!
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