Genius Tricks of the Trade: How do I Get Tall Boots on?

I'm always delighted to see the most popular content on the blog. Lately, this post from 2013, yup, 2013 has been blowing away the competition. As your very own personal stylist, it seems only fair that I'd share it with my regular readers, too. After all, it's especially useful in this weather. 

 Alcott 70. Customize away! Shoes of Prey. $299. 

Alcott 70. Customize away! Shoes of Prey. $299. 

Genius Tricks of the Trade: How do I Get Tall Boots On? 

Back in 2013, I purchased a brand new pair of over the knee boots. Sadly, like many other slip on boots (ack, no zipper!), I couldn't get them on my feet. With high arches, this is a common issue for me. However, I had the salesperson of dreams, Alec at the downtown Seattle store. And, he showed me this week's Genius Trick of the trade: Getting those boots on. 

First, put your foot into a plastic bag. (Any bag will do, but good luck finding a plastic bag in your house if it is in Seattle. I had to get some from friends who live out of the city. Here's a task that a reusable bag just can't tackle.) 

Second. slip your foot (with the bag over it) into the boot.  

Finally, pull the bag out. It will rip over your toes and slide out, leaving your comfy foot in the boot of dreams. Naturally, this only works if the boot fits your foot and your issue is the instep. If they are a nice quality leather, they'll loosen up over time and you can breathe easy as you stop destroying plastic bags.  

2018 Update:

Below are current boots that this trick will work well on, should you need it. Other options? Try sock boots or wide leg boots. Both of those will be big this year and next. I'll share more on Pinterest so make sure you are following Poplin Style. 

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 Boxer High Leg Boots. Available in three colors. Topshop. Was: $190. Now: $90.

Boxer High Leg Boots. Available in three colors. Topshop. Was: $190. Now: $90.

 Original Tall Rain Boots. Available in three colors. Hunter. Was: $150. Now: $75. 

Original Tall Rain Boots. Available in three colors. Hunter. Was: $150. Now: $75. 

 Sam Edelman Vinney Over the Knee Boot. Available in two colors. Shoes.com. Was: $170. Now: $99. 

Sam Edelman Vinney Over the Knee Boot. Available in two colors. Shoes.com. Was: $170. Now: $99. 

 Franco Sarto Ollie Over The Knee Boot . Was: $225. Now: $149. 

Franco Sarto Ollie Over The Knee Boot . Was: $225. Now: $149. 

 Alcott 70. See! I told you- customize away! Shoes of Prey. $299. 

Alcott 70. See! I told you- customize away! Shoes of Prey. $299. 

 AVALA. Available in multiple colors. Born. Was: $200. Now: $149. 

AVALA. Available in multiple colors. Born. Was: $200. Now: $149.