This article will discuss what kinds of boots you should steer clear of if you have shorter legs, as well as what kinds of boots you should wear instead so that you don’t feel like you have to settle.
Lug sole is the name for this style of bottom. Lug soles were initially designed for practical reasons since they held onto the floor better and prevented you from feeling slippery.
But nowadays, practically all booties and boots have lug soles, and they’re just not that attractive.
These two sets of boots are nearly identical:
One has lug soles, whereas the other does not. Obviously, the shoe with the lug sole appears much bigger at the bottom. This is what makes styling so challenging, particularly if you have short legs. This will simply make your legs look shorter.
Mid Calf Boots
It can be very tempting to believe that tall boots are only for tall girls or women with long legs, if your legs are shorter. And that women with shorter legs should wear short boots.
In reality, however, the situation is exactly the opposite of what was described.
When I’m wearing boots that reach my mid-calf, this is the part of my outfit that’s the most challenging to style. When you’re wearing skirts, particularly short skirts, this is really noticeable. Your legs will appear to be as long as your boots to the untrained eye.
This is how my legs appear to the naked eye if my boots are only halfway through.
You can really tell a difference when you change into tall boots, which are boots that go over the knee and are so high that they almost go under your short skirt.
For those of us with muscular legs, the eye will likely see my legs as being considerably longer.
You don’t want your boots to terminate exactly where your calves are the widest, especially if you have athletic lower legs.
This is a signal to the eye that it should focus its attention on this particular region.
Bulky Toe Shoes
I’ve tested a ton of boots. What I observed is that the toe shape will really make or break the look.
Toe shape is quite important if your legs are shorter.
Even though two pairs of boots may have rounded toes, it is not the problem. How bulky they make the toe is the problem. This is going to make you look bottom heavy because the toe takes up so much volume.
You need a toe shape that seems long and slim if your goal is to lengthen your legs. This will cause your legs to extend. This is more significant than donning high heels.
The toe of your shoe will appear to be an extension of your legs if you are wearing flat Chelsea boots with pointed toes.
Square Toe Boots
The season’s hottest trend is square toe boots, but if you have short legs, avoid wearing them.
The square toe stands out from other toe shapes the most since it gives your feet a wide appearance.
If you have short legs, your objective should be to make them appear longer rather than bigger or wider.
Square shoes don’t make your legs longer when you wear them. Instead, they give the impression that your legs are cut off.
Not just square-toed boots are affected by this. This season, square toe is practically everywhere. They don’t look flattering with any style of square toe, not only square toe boots. If your legs are short, none of them look flattering.
Some of you simply do not desire pointed-toe footwear. You can choose a rounder toe if that describes you. Look for a rounded toe that appears lean.
It performs the same thing even if it doesn’t have a sharp toe. It can look flattering on you and won’t make you look bottom heavy.
Another very well-liked type of footwear. They just look so adorable, so I couldn’t help but buy them. However, I seldom ever wear them now that I own them. Because I’m unable to make them look attractive on myself.
This is almost a synthesis of what we’ve previously discussed.
They all have a lug sole and a large, rounded toe shape. They are also mid calf on top of that.
If any of you have a pair or two of ugg boots, I understand that they are too pricey to simply give away.
I’ve finally discovered a technique to make them genuinely flatter someone who is short, and that is to wear them with a pair of pants or jeans that are the same color as them.
This does two things.
One, this will make your legs appear as a single vertical line, making it less obvious that you are wearing mid-calf boots. It will also make the uggs less bottom heavy because it is a darker hue.
Platform Boots & Booties
This particular style of boots is quite well-liked by young women who are on the shorter side. Platforms can make us look a few inches taller, which is a good thing. They can make your heels more comfortable whenever there is a small amount of platform.
But it becomes a problem when your platform is too large.
So be careful not to overdo it.
Platform, as I am aware, is currently a very popular trend. Numerous platform shoes also use lug soles. This will make your bottom look quite heavy.
They will actually weigh you down and give the impression that your legs are shorter than they are, not make you look taller.
I would advise choosing lower wedges if you want your boots or booties to be more comfortable when they have heels.
Lower wedges can make the same goal of making it easier to walk on, but they are less substantial than the bulky platforms.