Narrow calf boots need to be just that, a tall, skinny boot that fits perfectly around the legs for a snug fit and a great look. There should be no loose fabric, no gap at the top and nothing but a great fit. The Cole Haan Women’s Tilley Boot is a boot that is simple in its shape and style, with a rounded toe, straight shaft and small heel.
The interesting thing about this narrow calf boot is that the reviews online are pretty mixed when it comes to the fit.
What is unusual here is that instead of having women with narrow legs complaining about a gap at the top or slouching in the material, which is common, the feedback shows the opposite. These boots are so well-suited to slim calves, with such a snug fit, that women with larger, or even average sized calves just can’t get along with them. There are reports of women with 14 inch calves having no room to move after putting these on. It should be noted that this result comes even with the large piece of stretch material on the back. This means that the circumference is 14 inches at its widest. This goes a long way to explaining why so many women couldn’t even do the zip up.
This stretch fabric is an important part of the boot because it provides something of an adjustable fit for skinny calves and the biggest design feature.
Some designers like to make sure that this element is hidden within the boot so that it doesn’t detract from the style of the boot too much. Here things are different as there is a clear contrast in materials on the back of the boot and the front. This adds a sense of style and an interesting look to these tall boots. The patternation of the synthetic fabric works well with the black burnished leather at the front and over the foot. This the only real detail on this shoe in terms of a design as the rest is pretty plain and elegant. There is a small stacked heel, but nothing that makes to big of a statement.
The Cole Haan Women’s Tilley Boots are something that buyers will either love or hate. Those with really skinny legs will find that this adaptive narrow calf boot will provide a snug fit and great shape. Others won’t be so lucky.