Boot over-the-knees off runway

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Boot over-the-knees off runway

Jamie Chung works to make the unwieldy over-the-knee boots look appealing.

Jamie Chung works to make the unwieldy over-the-knee boots look appealing.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Alice + Olivia

Jamie Chung works to make the unwieldy over-the-knee boots look appealing.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Alice + Olivia

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Alice + Olivia

Jamie Chung works to make the unwieldy over-the-knee boots look appealing.

While certain styles from the fashion industry evolve into staple items, it’s time for some clothing fads to leave the runway. Over-the-knee boots are a trend that needs to go.
In addition to throwing off the balance of clothing proportions and making outfits look odd, these boots are just not practical. They limit knee mobility, making it harder to walk, and are overall less comfortable than other boot styles. Not only are they uncomfortable to walk in, they are bad shoes for sitting down too. The boot material allows very little stretch so it is difficult to bend the knees at a 90 degree angle for sitting.
Along with these setbacks, it’s hard to find just the right size since these skin-tight boots must have a snug fit in both the foot, calf, and thigh. Sanderson freshman Erin Mueller stated, “I like their versatility, but sometimes the top of the boot falls off my thigh to my knee, which is annoying.”
Unfortunately, over-the-knee boots are predicted to stay in style this winter, but the negatives of this hard-to-handle and often overpowering shoe choice are a good enough reason to end the trend. After all, cute, stylish, and breathable ankle boots seem mighty appealing after dealing with bulky over-the-knee boots.