The amount of leather required to make a tall leather boot for narrow legs means that are a lots of different ways that designers can go. One option is to make the most of all that space with a strong pattern, some detailing or some bold fastenings around the top of the calf or ankle. Others take the other road and go for a minimalist approach. The Naturalizer Women’s Harbor Riding Boot does just that.
The Naturalizer Women’s Harbor Riding Boot Proves That Narrow Leg Boots Can Be Simple And Practical
There are no fancy features here, just a straight forward shape and a fairly plain boot. The leather stretches up from the almond toe into a 15.5 inch shaft and past a simple block heel. There is a camouflaged zipper running the full length of the inside leg and a hidden dart on the top. The only other design element here is the use of color. There is a choice of black, tan, cordovan and banana bread.
That small dart is not there merely as a design element, it also helps with the fit for wider legs.
That tiny, hidden dart on the top of the shaft contains elasticated goring to help with the fit. Unfortunately, only around half of buyers tend to find that the boot fits as expected. Many say that these boots are narrower in the feet than expected, which could mean that buyers should go for a size up. So if you have narrow feet then these boots would be your ideal fit. For ladies with wider feet , please have a look at these narrow calf boots.
Due to the Naturalizer Harbor style boot also being available in a wider calf model in addition to the model we are discussing here, there is some confusion and mixed comments about the shaft width. Some say that the opening on the shaft is far to wide and doesn’t offer a close fit. Others say that it was not wide enough. I would also like to add that the shaft circumference is in the 14″ range only for sizes 4 to 5. For sizes 6 onwards the circumference increases to 15 and above.
Click Here for the slim calf Naturalizer Harbor Boot model (The corresponding shoe size and shaft circumference size chart is also provided on the product page)
The positive comments tend to increase when it comes to the comfort offered by this boot.
The first aim here was to make sure that this riding boot wasn’t too heavy and cumbersome when wearing for long periods. The designers considered the weight of all the materials, including the outsole and dual density footbed. An added bonus with this light, breathable boot is that feet don’t get too tired and sweaty. Overall, there is a pretty comfortable, soft environment inside these boots. The textile linings and cushioning all play their part, but the final benefit has to be the amount of support offered across the whole foot. There is arch support within the footbed and there is N5 contour technology to ensure that feet are cradled in just the right position across the day. There is a lot to love about this minimalist Naturalizer Women’s Harbor Riding Boot as it does offer a good look on slim calves – just be careful with the sizing when ordering.