The Steve Madden Women’s Dutches Boot is sold as being “street-smart sneaker meets glam over-the-knee boot” it has a wedge heel hidden within a striking silhouette and comes in a dark, alluring black.
This wedge boot offers plenty of height without forcing women to have to deal with a tapering, unstable heel. There are women that are perhaps less feminine that like the idea of showing off their legs and adding some height. This 1.25 inch heel and 1.25 inch platform do so in a way that looks more like a platform-heeled sneaker than an overtly feminine dress boot. It the same time, the close fitting suede, the strong uniform black color and the lack of detailing mean that there is that sense of glamour. There is no reason why these shoes couldn’t walk down a red carpet as well.
The boot is made from a stretchy micro-suede material that conforms to the contours of the leg to create a great shape on women with skinny calves. The lacing that is such an important part of the sneaker look also helps here as women can adjust the laces to suit the size of their calves and add a little more security. There is also a side zip that reaches part way up the 24.75 inch shaft to help buyers take the boot on and off with ease. Most say that it fits as expected and is very comfortable to wear.
The blend of styles means that this Steve Madden Women’s Dutches Boot sounds like it should be a more more sporty, casual boot than it actually is.
All this talk of laces, stretch fabric, platform heels and sneaker influences means that women might expect to see a sporty version of an over-the-knee boot. It is easy to assume that this is going to be a big, chunky boot for a younger audience. The truth is that there is wide appeal in this design and it is actually surprisingly minimalist and elegant. The lace around the top has its purpose, but it blends in with the rest of the design. The same can be said for the thick platform, the stitching up the shaft and the zip. It is a narrow calf boot with a difference, but one that many women can enjoy.