I received this question yesterday:
What do you think about riding boots? I’m not sure my legs are long enough to pull them off…I feel like some make me look super short but I really want a pair.
I love riding boots. However they do pose a serious problem for short people because they can make anyone look really short if the wrong ones are purchased. I strongly suggest that if you are short, you try wedge boots and if you want them to look like true riding boots, then try the ones that have the hidden heel. I would avoid anything that has too many buckles and accessories and make sure that they fit along the calf snugly (over-sized riding boots make petite women look like little kids in their moms shoes). My other suggestions would be to try to make sure that they hit right below the knee and to avoid square toes as that will make you look even shorter. The ones that I picked are not all true riding boots, but hey, sometimes we have to make adjustments to fit what makes us look good.
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