Riding Boots for the Short Girl

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked him the question.

Dear Manolo,

I’m really short, about 5’1”. Is it better for me to wear boots with a bit of heels? I’ve had my eyes on a pair of classic riding boots from Prada. Please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.

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Love,

Peggy

What is there to think about? These are emphatically handsome boots in the very classic shape. They would be the good addition to any wardrobe, and you would get much use of them over the coming decades.

Perhaps the Peggy is worried that her lower leg is too short to carry off the knee-high boot. The Manolo thinks that unless she is exceptionally short legged, this will not be the the case. But, only the trying them on will tell, as the boots should not go over her knee, rather should stop just below the knee.

Of the course, what the Peggy really wants from the Manolo is reassurance about purchasing that which she already powerfully desires. To which the Manolo can only say go for it! He commends her on her good taste and knows that she will get much pleasure from wearing these boots.

4 Responses to “Riding Boots for the Short Girl”

  1. The Beauty Brains March 29, 2007 at 11:24 pm #

    I agree with your assessment on the boots – ya can’t go wrong!
    I just found your blog through Coutorture and since you’re so into shoes I thought you might be interested in our post on new gadget to keep your heels smooth. (We’re cosmetic scientists who blog about beauty science.)

    If you’re interested, you can read about the heel smoother here.

    Thanks and keep showing us more shoes!

  2. Dani March 30, 2007 at 9:34 pm #

    Prada! I have an identical pair of boots that I bought ten (or more!) years ago from Eddie Bauer. The best cheap shoes I ever had! They are the only boots I own that can actually go from snow and slush to a nice indoor environment with the swish of a paper towel.

    Well, now I know where to look when they pass on….

  3. Ms. Berry March 31, 2007 at 12:27 am #

    What I would like to know is with what one should wear such boots. As an equestrienne, I apparently have some very fashionable boots sitting in the tack room. But how does one take them from stable to street?

  4. Chicklet April 3, 2007 at 2:33 pm #

    I think perhaps the Peggy asked the Manolo’s advice because the boots are flat, and sometimes it seems as though the Manolo recommends flats only for the very tallest of womens. I, too, am rather short, but do so much walking throughout the day I wear flats virtually all the time, lest I subject myself to foot horrors like the bunions or the unbearable pain.