Curvacious calf-bearing beaties, there is hope for us yet! Remember when I was talking about that dainty dickhead who created boots and forgot that the majority of the population was not sized like a runway model?
Well, thank your lucky Louboutin’s that John A. Frye came along and created quality boots that are offered in both regular AND wide calf sizes. That’s right ladies, you heard me – WIDE CALF SIZES! I can hear the angels singing from the heavens above already!
So here’s the low down. Papa John pulled out all the stops for this genuine leather, 1 1/4inch heeled boot. Coloured in either black, grey, dark brown or light brown and fashioned with buckles for personal customization these boots are a rare find.
And just like the Frye Mimi Scrunch, the Frye Veronica Slouch Boot offers a padded foot bed for your comfort.
What I Love
Obvs, me and my stellar muscles are totally diggin’ the wide size option. The buckle detailing is cute and handy for individual sizing.
For once, I’m not going to beat down the designer for not making the boot in other colours. I think that this particular boot shines the most in the few colours offered.
I must also add that I adore the genuine leather smell. That’s right, I smelled my shoes. What? That rich, luxurious scent of leather gets me every time! Mmmm….
What I Loathe
Alrighty, here are two major dislikes for me; the shaft height and the inconsistency between sizes.
First and foremost I need to mention that every time I say “shaft” I giggle to myself a little! You call it immature, I call it cheap amusement!
On a more serious note, the shaft height sits a good two inches below the knee. It’s that confusing height that makes it sit between a bootie and a knee high.
The height or lack thereof only draws more attention to my wider calves. Shouldn’t it be having the opposite effect? But if you are luckier than me and have normal sized calves then just ignore this rant.
Finally, the size inconsistency. I tend to wear between a 9 or a 10 depending on the brand or style of shoe. Typically, if I go from a 9 to a 10 in a boot the style remains the same.
What I mean, is if I wear a size 9 boots and it hits 2 inches below my knee, I expect the size 10 to hit 2 inches below my knee also. This boot doesn’t take into consideration size difference. As the shoe size grows, the shaft height does not, and as my BFF (and Peter Griffin) so descriptively puts it, “it really grinds my gears!”
But if you’re not a big-footed mama like myself, then you have no reason to worry and this boot will look devilishly cute on you. Lucky bitches.
Work It Girl
Thanks to the extra space these bad boys making wearing jeans a real treat. No extra thin jeggings required to fit comfortably into these boots. That being said, you can totally rock leggings or jeggings but it’s nice to have options!
Because the Frye Veronica Slouch is pretty casual and the buckle allows for customization, here’s my suggestion to you: fully undo the buckle, fold the top down an inch and voila! You’ve eliminated the odd height factor and created a unique look.
Don’t trust it will turn out cute? Ashley Tisdale sure knows how to rock it!
And it’s not just Ash rockin’ these boots, they seem to be a celeb fave! Check out Leighton, Miley, Ashley (she must love ‘em), and Vanessa all workin’ the Frye Veronica Slouch…and looking good while doing it.
Now one more thing, throughout the course of this post, I couldn’t stop asking myself why Frye chose to call this particular boot the Veronica Slouch. The boots don’t really slouch…I mean they kinda sorta do but not like some of the other boots I’ve seen so I don’t get it!
Anyhoo, enough from me, I want to hear from you ladies! Are you liking or loathing this boot? Would you wear it? Would you spend the money on it? Me want to know! Share your thoughts in the comment section below and let a girl know!