Although knee-high boots have always been a fall and winter staple, they’re back in high demand this year and reaching new over-the-knee heights. (Just look at what Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, and Olivia Palermo have been spotted wearing lately.) While this could be a good thing for your winter look (more coverage! warmer legs!), those with muscular calves are probably questioning the mechanics behind such a thigh-high style. You see, leather footwear needs some love and wear before stretching to a suitable fit. And the idea of that “breaking in” process for your own calves sounds more like torture than pleasure. What’s a girl to do? Ditch the boot entirely or go through the pain all in the name of fashion?
Luckily, designers have heard your calling and have come up with some stylish solutions so you can slip those tall boots on with ease: stretch backs, it’s like Spanx for your legs. Check out our slideshow for ten pairs that feature this game-changing (and super comfortable) detail.
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