A pair of black knee high boots will come in handy for the 2015 fall and winter seasons.
If you don’t already own a pair or if the pair you own are ready to be replaced, check below for some of the season’s most stylish black knee high boots.
Black knee high boots look great with a wide variety of outfit styles.
You can wear them with skinny jeans.
You can wear them with mini skirts, midi skirts and even maxi skirts.
You might think knee high boots and maxi skirts are an odd mix. After all, no one will see the boots. But knee high boots and maxi skirts are known to pair very nicely together. If you don’t believe us just Google the question “Can you wear knee high boots with maxi skirts?”
You can also wear your black knee high boots with mini length, midi length and maxi length dresses.
Of course this applies to any color knee high boots. Not just black…
Shop Affordable black knee high boots at heels.com
Via heels.com you can find many great styles of black knee high boots in a range of prices to fit every fashionista’s budget.
How to wear your black knee high boots…
This look is based on a look seen on supermodel Miranda Kerr in October 2013. She was seen out and about with her son Flynn wearing a short gray skirt with a gray v-neck sweater, over the knee black leather boots and a gray tweed jacket.
The items in this look
- Gray v-neck sweater from Callens – $855.00
- T By Alexander Wang scuba neoprene skirt in gray – $385.00
- Casadei black knee high stiletto boots – $1325
- Odeeh Prince of Wales Check Coat – $890
- Valentino Garavani ‘Glam Lock’ shoulder bag – $2370
- Dolce & Gabbana Enchanted Beauties Sunglasses – $995
- Burberry Painted Python Cuff – $580
Another outfit idea based on a look seen on Miranda Kerr in the past…
More black knee high boots
- Black leather ‘Luxor’ boots from Salvatore Ferragamo featuring a side buckle fastening, a round toe, a flat sole and gold-tone hardware.
- Black calf leather knee high boots from Lanvin featuring an almond toe, a pull-on style and a high block heel
- Black calf leather ‘Bulgaro’ boots from L’Autre Chose
- Black calf leather ‘Debate’ boots from Jimmy Choo featuring a round toe, a gold-tone logo plaque and a ridged rubber sole.
- Black leather ‘Mitty’ boots from Jimmy Choo featuring a round toe, a knee length, a side zip fastening, a flat sole and a leather sole.
- Black leather knee high boots from Tory Burch.
Choosing the right boot heel style…
Stiletto-heeled knee high boots can be fun to wear. They make you feel tall. They make you feel sexy. And who doesn’t want to feel tall and sexy?
But if you’re only going to have 1 pair of black knee high boots, you probably don’t want them to be stiletto-heeled unless you only wear stilettos.
If you can’t afford to invest in more than 1 pair of black knee length boots, you should select a pair with an all-purpose heel style and practical heel height. You want your boots to be able to work with a wide variety of outfits. You want to be able to wear them with your day-play outfits as well as your work or night-play outfits. And you want to be comfortable and be able to walk in them.
Of course how you choose your boots depends on the purpose for buying them.
Maybe you don’t plan for the boots to be worn everyday or even frequently. Maybe you specifically want boots with a stiletto heel. Maybe you specifically want boots with a rubber sole, or boots with a biker look, studded boots, vaseline-slick shiny patent boots… In that case you just want to consider:
- Do I like these boots?
- Are these boots comfortable?
- Can I walk with relative ease in these boots?
But if you intend for your boots to be included in the collection of shoes from which you select when planning your day-to-day outfits, the heel style and heel height should ideally be selected based on sensible and practical considerations.
5 Versatile Black knee high boots…
You probably can’t get more versatile than these Casadei Leather & Shearling Knee-High Boots. These boots are stylish as you would want your boots to be. Yet they are practical in design and function. Casual enough to be worn on a Saturday errand. Yet still suitable for work and other not-so-casual events.
The rubber sole and shearling lining means you can probably wear these boots on cold snowy days as well. So that makes them all the more awesome.
The heel is just 3.5 inches (practically flats by today’s 6-inch standards). These boots come with a $1350.00 price tag at saksfifthavenue.com
Fendi Fold-Over Leather Knee Boots
The question to ask yourself when shopping for versatile boots is whether or not you will be able to wear the boots almost anywhere. They might not be suitable for a wedding or a funeral for example. But in most other typical scenarios, will your boots be a viable a choice of footwear?
These Fendi boots have that versatile look. The style is casual enough for leggings and a sweater. But the style can also work with a dress. You can even make it work for the office.
The height of the stacked block heel is just 2.25 inches. Boots come with an $1800 price tag at SAKS.
Michael Kors Daryl Leather Knee Boots
These boots have a 4-inch heel height so it will be important if purchasing these or a similar pair to make sure they are a nice and comfortable pair of boots in which to walk. Not all boots are made for walking. Some are made for sitting pretty on your closet shelf reminding you every day that beauty isn’t really everything when all is said and done. Shoes need to be more than just pretty otherwise what use do they serve?
These Michael Kors Daryl boots ($795 at SAKS) have that versatile style you want in your season’s go-to black knee boots. You can wear them with a jeans outfit. You can wear them with a short skirt outfit. You can wear them with a long skirt outfit. You can wear them with a dress. You can wear them to go almost anywhere and do almost anything.
But the 4-inch heel height isn’t the most practical for all purpose boots. Ideally you want to keep the boot heel height to 3 inches and under. If you go with 4-inch heels, it will be important that they are as easy to walk in as if they were 2-inch heels. The stacked shape of the heel on the Michael Kors Daryl boot should help a little; but that alone won’t make the shoes comfortable.
You’ll want to pay attention to what is happening to your feet inside the boots.
- Do your soles feel cushioned and protected?
- Can you walk with a normal, effortless gait?
- Is the distance that the heel creates between your heel and the ground one that leaves the balls of your feet flat on the ground?
You want your soles to feel cushioned and protected as opposed for it to feel like you’re walking in your bare feet on a surface that is steel hard and grating. You want to be able to walk without having to try to walk. Normally we don’t ‘try’ to walk. We just walk. If you have to be trying to walk in your shoes, you probably shouldn’t be wearing the shoes. And you don’t want your shoes to be so high that they force you to essentially walk on the base between your toes and the balls of your feet. Because if you removed the shoes and walked that way just for experiment you’d quickly realize that you look ridiculous and your walk is in no way natural, normal or stabilized.
The soles of the Daryl boots also look like they could be slippery on some surfaces so there’s that to look out for.
Maison Margiela black Leather Knee-High Boots
These Maison Margiela boots are somewhat similar in style look to the Michael Kors Daryl. The heel height on these is 3 inches. The incline doesn’t look particularly steep. But it’s impossible to tell how shoes will feel on your feet just by looking at them. 3 inches is nothing these days; but that used to be what put the high in high heels. So if you’re not much or a high heel walker, even 3 inches with no front platform support can potentially be tough to walk in.
Since you’re shopping for boots you can wear often, make sure you give them a good enough try out. Because if they’re not comfortable and easy to walk in they’ll be of no use to you.
The price tag on these Maison Margiela boots is $1090.00. They are available at SAKS.
Jimmy Choo Faith Knee-High Leather & Stretch Boots
5 random questions about knee high boots
1. Can you wear knee high boots with a pants suit to go to the office?
It sounds like a crazy idea but sometimes things that sound like crazy ideas turn out to be not so crazy once they are tried. Even so, we’d say only try this if the boots are going to be worn under the pants legs. Over the pants legs might not be office appropriate.
2. Can you wear knee high boots with a pencil skirt?
Yes. Google pencil skirt knee high boots and you’ll come across photographic examples of outfits featuring knee high boots worn with pencil skirts. Based on our observation we’d say this look works best when the skirt falls just above or just below the knee.
3. Can you wear knee high boots to a wedding?
You can probably get away with wearing knee high boots to a wedding depending on the boots and the outfit with which you wear them. But ordinarily knee high boots aren’t the first style of shoes ladies reach for when dressing to attend weddings.
4. Can you wear knee high boots to a funeral?
While you can probably wear knee high boots to a funeral, you might want to think about it twice. Some people might consider it inappropriate. And while we believe it’s important to do what you want without care or concern what other people think about it, especially when it comes to what you wear, we think a funeral might not be the most ideal place to carry along your F-U attitude. So you should think about the people who are going to be at the funeral. Are they the type to likely notice your knee high boots and shake their head thinking it’s completely inappropriate? If so, maybe you should not wear the boots simply because you are attending the funeral to pay respect to the deceased. You are not there to make a statement about fashion or to represent the league of the non-conformists. When attending a funeral you should always go out of your way not to ruffle feathers. So if you know the people in attendance will consider knee high boots inappropriate, don’t wear them.
5. Can you wear knee high boots to a formal black tie event?
We suggest this is not the best idea. These types of events tend to follow traditional dress codes and we don’t think knee high boots are on the list of acceptable footwear. If you’re the type who likes to bend the rules and upset people’s sense of right and acceptable, then by all means wear what you want. But there’s a time and a place for ruffling feathers. Is the formal/black tie event that you’ll be attending the place to make fashion statements that will potentially rub many people the wrong way. Think red carpet Hollywood. How often do even the most notorious of the rebellious ladies show up to the prestigious events dressed for the sole purpose of giving the middle finger to tradition?