How Do I Choose the Best Heeled Lace-Up Boots?

Mark Wollacott
Mark Wollacott
Woman with hand on her hip
Woman with hand on her hip

You choose the best heeled lace-up boots by matching your need, your desire, your budget and comfort. Know what you want before you go shopping, stick to a budget and put your feet first before you make any purchase. It is important to shop around to find the best bargains and the best boots for you.

Heeled lace-up boots come in many varieties, from mid-calf boots to mid-thigh boots. They can be cowgirl-style, black Catwoman-style or white thick platform disco boots. Know what you want before you go shopping. Sure, when you get there, the list of possibilities will grow exponentially, but try to keep focused.

Ask yourself the question: what is the purpose of the heeled lace-up boots? If you want comfortable, long-lasting boots, you might have to pay more, but if you want a one-time only costume piece, then something cheaper and flimsier will be just as good. If you know your budget and your need, then you can narrow down the possible retailers to check out.

Finding comfortable heeled lace-up boots is most important of all. This is especially true if you intend on walking a lot in them and using them often. Looking hot and stylish is one thing, but hobbling around because the boots are crippling you tends to weaken the effect. Be prepared; there may be a moment when the dream boots just don’t fit.

Once in the shop, ask the attendant to bring you your normal boot/shoe size. If you are shopping in another country, be aware that different countries have different size systems. Try the boots on. It may be immediately obvious that the boot is too big or too small; if so, don’t bother lacing it up or trying it on the other foot.

If the heeled lace-up boots fit OK, lace them up. Most people have one foot that is slightly larger than the other, so it is important to make sure that the boots fit both feet. First, check the toes to see if there is enough room for them. Check to see if the boot is cutting into any part of your foot. If it is doing this while standing, then it will be a foot-killer when you walk.

If the heeled lace-up boots are fine, then walk around the shop in them. Again, check for pressure points and to see if the natural bend of the boots fit with your foot. If it is OK, then buy the boots, but keep the receipt. Wear the boots around your house to break them in a bit. If they prove uncomfortable, then you should be able to return them using the receipt.

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