Hands up who’s ever tried on a pair of deliciously beautiful calf-length boots only to discover they won’t zip up past their ankles? Well, there’s now a John Lewis footwear collection just for you. The high street department store have teamed up with Instagrammer and former fashion editor Erica Davies to release a range of boots with added stretch and circumference.
The range launched online today and will also be available in seven stores (London Oxford Street, Cheadle, Peter Jones, Cribbs Causeway, Southampton, Kingston and High Wycombe). Prices start from £79.
Erica said on her Instagram: “The average calf circumference of a pair of boots sold on the high street is 38cm, yet the average UK dress size is a 16 – and as a size 14, my calves measure 40cm at their widest point. That 2cm difference might not seem a lot, but it really is! There was a huge gap in the market of people being ignored, but wanting boots – and I wanted to try and do something about it!”
“As well as increasing the circumferences by 10-15%, we’ve included hidden stretch elements, or made features of stretchy elastic panels, while using print, pattern and colours not usually seen on high street boots. Also, the circumference details for each boot will be clearly marked on the website” she added.
The boot collection has ten different styles – they will be arriving online over the month. The designs are currently available in sizes 3-8 with the possibility of a size 9 coming in the future.
You can shop the range here.