It seemed like a no-brainer to bring in Stuart Weitzman’s iconic 5050 over-the-knee boot to The Shoe Hive a few years ago. And, sure enough, every fall season we sell out of the style. We call it the magic boot; the 5050 makes all women look longer and leaner no matter their height or size.
The same cannot be said of the Lowland, however. We knew that when we bought it for the store. The Lowland, also by Stuart Weitzman, is several inches taller than the 5050, taking it from over-the-knee to officially thigh-high. That description often carries with it Pretty Woman references causing many of our shoppers to dismiss it altogether. But while we recognize that the thigh-high look isn’t for everyone, we do encourage all of you to keep an open mind and try it on.
First, this is not just any thigh-high boot. Stuart Weitzman’s craftsmanship is exceptional. The proportions of the boot are perfect, and do indeed create a long and lean line for those who wear it. Loosely fitted around the ankle as well as against the thigh with an adjustable tie in the back, the boot balances pear and apple shapes while flattering more boyish figures too.
Second, the Lowland is flat. This is key in making this style appropriate and versatile. Wear these boots under a knee-length shift dress and blazer for work and they are both functional and on trend. Wear them over denim and top it all off with a cozy cashmere sweater and oversized scarf for a Saturday afternoon. Opaque tights and a mini skirt for date night. A sweater dress and a little bling for a holiday party. The options are endless.
The Lowland has been spotted on a host of celebrities, models and street style bloggers. But, to us, the most important test for the Lowland has been our customers. And this is what we found: That everyone who has been willing to try it on, chooses the Lowland over the traditional 5050! We admit to being a little surprised, but can’t say we aren’t pleased! Next time you’re on the hunt for a pair of black boots try on the Lowland. You might be surprised too.