Update at bottom: For Una! Preliminary Ugg Boot Findings!

They came just as we were about to go out, so a real K/R with stylings will have to wait... but I could not help at least putting them on! TTS with room for socks built in. No need to size up. 

My size 9s are 16" tall from back sole to top. about 18" from arch to top on the sides. So they are kinda tall. But with the V shape they do not interfere with my knees at all. DH says they look good, so I take that to mean they are not too tall for looks - will have to evaluate further myself. 

I do like both versions. The chelsea boot looks totally good by itself, though again I want to see em with BF jeans etc. 

They are fairly easy for me to put on, even with the tall shaft attached. The chelsea has an elastic opening so you don't have to take the tall part off to unzip the low boot or anything like that. High insteps may have to pull/shimmy more (can't remember what your instep is like). 

More tonight!

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  • replied 8 years ago

    Oh they are lovely.

  • pil replied 8 years ago

    How clever, and so handsome.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Wow, those are amazing and I am so jealous that my dumb legs are so short! 

  • Kristin L replied 8 years ago

    Very pretty!

  • pastrygirl replied 8 years ago

    Love these!

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    Ooooh. I like those very much. If I get rid of a pair of tall boots, these might be my next ones.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    GAH!  Love these!  What's the verdict?  Is the height impossible for me?  I fear that the shaft will be too long but dang, I love them....  The calf fit looks great.  Are they stiff or softer leather?  Ooooh, so many questions!

  • Jeanie replied 8 years ago

    Must go hide my credit card!!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Ok, attaching a better variety of shots comparing the tall and short modes and also this boot to the Frye Julias. Sorry the pics and outfits kind of degenerated as I went on and got super hot changing in and out of clothes. :T

    Una, the leather is much, much softer than the Julias, which I love. Makes 'em feel less heavy and unbalanced once the coat comes off. Also may mean they will scrunch more at the ankles eventually and sit lower - just a theory.

    #1 is the Julia measured from under my kneecap to top of boot. Just over 3 centimeters. 

    #2 is the Ugg Cortona (boot in question) measured the same way. Juuuust about 4 centimeters. 

    #12 is my sad attempt at showing how the two compare side by side. The idea was to hold the tape measure across the underside of both kneecaps, but between the different heel heights and holding both tape measure and camera, it's kinda tilt-y. 

    3-11 are not real stylings per se; just to get the idea of how they look with a) bulkier coats, b) bare legs, c) higher hemlines and floatier tops, and d) pants. Tried the pants full length and also converted to cropped length a la Angie's Beatle boot post. Thinking the tall version is possibly too tall for skirts unless tights are involved. 

    I feel too hot and tired to make a final decision right now, but I do really like them. I can see them being way more comfy than my current brown boots for work. Love the heel, the warmer brown, the softer leather, and the fact that DH says they have a "cool, Firefly look." Usually, when I think something has a cool, Firefly look, DH thinks it looks costumey. 

  • replied 8 years ago

    I love them even more. I wish they were 15" circumference!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Ohhh, those are beautiful.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    Hmmm, will they work for me? They sound delicious. Can I justify another pair of black boots (or two!)? The calf looks perfect. Wonder if the Chelsea part will be a replacement for my DV Jousts. Thank you so much for all the deets. Let us know what you decide!

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    Those are really cool!  The calf is too small for me (thankfully?) but indulge my curiousity and answer this question anyway?  How does the shaft part attach to the bottom?  I can't see anything like a zip or snap on the lower part of the boot.

  • AviaMariah replied 8 years ago

    Those are beautiful.  My short legs save me A LOT of money.  :)

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Diana, there is a strap that buckles around the bottom of the boot. It's not really necessary, I don't think, since there is enough tension in the ankle area to keep the tall shaft in place. But I guess it's nice to have so it doesn't ride up? 

    Una, it's a close one, for sure. Are you going to want to wear mostly with bare legs, like in your Julias post? I think they'd definitely be too tall for that. But possibly good for skinnies. Also, they might be shorter in your size (I am Bigfoot Size 9 these days). Maybe Zappos would be willing to measure your actual size?

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    Oh!  Like really tall spats!  How cool!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    I'm thinking for winter with tights or over skinnies, and the Chelsea boots year round. But they may have the same issue as the Julias where you and Mo had that slightly longer leg. On the other hand the V may work to advantage. I guess there is only one way to find out...

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