martedì 17 maggio 2011

Stella McCartney Thigh High Boot

Stella McCartney Thigh High Boot

Heidi Klum in Christian Louboutin OTK Boots

Heidi Klum in Christian Louboutin OTK Boots

Report Footwear ‘Kane” Over The Thigh Boots

his is one footwear ’inspiration’ that I have to applaud. When Miucca sent those beauties down the runway for her Prada A/W 2009 collection, I was in awe. As much as I loved the idea I really wanted to see their practical interpretation. But I never thought that in these times a contemporary label like Report would take the risk of creating what is an amazingly edgy piece of footwear with its own orginal design elements under 500 bucks!

Manolo Blahnik Pregga Boot

We’re heading into a shoe cycle, less adventurous, more classic, which has the potential to benefit Manolo Blahnik, who, let’s face it, has fallen off since his glory days as the leading shoe of choice on Sex & the City.

Massimo Dogana ‘F U’ Boots & Sandals

Massimo Dogana ‘F U’ Boots & Sandals

Christian Louboutin Autumn 2011

A sneak peek at Christian Louboutin’s Autumn 2011 lineup is here and as we mentioned before, fur is the material the designer is using to inject fashion newness for this season. As with every collection, Louboutin features a few shoes that seem to reside in the world of pure fantasy–there’s even one fun shoe featuring a paw silhouette and a fur ankle boot with a pointy elfin toe!

Aperlai fall 2011 boots

Gianvito Rossi Boots

Gianvito Rossi Boots

Cutout Boots

Gucci Cutout Boots

Brian Atwood
PVC otk Boots

Brian Atwood PVC OTK Boots

Gianmarco Lorenzi

Gianmarco Lorenzi

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney


Maryna Linchuk for Blumarine. F/W Campaign, 2010

Thigh High Boots

Maryna Linchuk in Gucci Thigh High Boots.
Harper’s Bazaar 0709

Fur Boots

OTK Over The Knee THB Thigh High Boots

Thigh high boots are a type of footwear that differ from regular shoes and boots by a long shaft that covers the leg and extends above the knees. Thigh high boots are also referred to simply as thigh boots, thigh-high boots or over-the-knee (OTK) boots. The typical shaft length for this type of boots varies from just above the knee up to the crotch area (in which case often the term Crotch boots is used). Thigh high boots often have a stiletto heel (with heights usually of at least three inches tall) and in some cases a platform on the front of the shoe part, although flat-heeled thigh high boots are not uncommon.

Different types of materials are used for the manufacture of these boots, usually various types of leather (most popularly patent leather, which is glossy, or calfskin leather, which is smooth) to synthetic materials, such as polyurethane (also referred to as PU), vinyl or latex, to certain types of fabric such as polyestery microfiber, silk and even velvet.

Thigh high boots are usually manufactured with a zipper, usually on the inside of the leg, to make them easier to wear whilst retaining the natural shape of the leg. In some cases, thigh boots are constructed without a zipper and are called pull-on boots.

This type of boots has achieved a cult status. Although thigh high boots are traditionally associated with eroticism by most, they are becoming more and more acceptable as a fashion statement. As an erotic symbol, thigh high boots are admired (and worshipped) by boot fetishists and often worn by professional dominatrices.

Thigh high boots are made by various manufacturers, the most popular of which are located in the United States. Smaller factories are located in the UK and other European countries and offer boots of various levels of quality. For the more exquisite (and expensive) brands of thigh high boots there are a few popular designers from Italy, such as Gianmarco Lorenzi, Giuseppe Zanotti and DiMarni. There’s also the option of buying custom made thigh high boots, of which manufacturers can be difficult to find.

Fronlaced Suede Boot

Grey Suede Boots

Christian Louboutin
Red Boots

Gwen Loos/Christian Louboutin/OTK/Vogue/2010

Prorsum Python

Burberry Prorsum Python


Chain Laceup Boots

Giuseppe Zanotti Chain Laceup Boots


Ciara with Louboutin High Heel Boots

White & Red Calf Boots

Cow Pointy Boots