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Monday, September 17, 2012

DIY Boot Booties {For Loose Fitting Boots}

Even though it's not quite fall, I'm so ready. Northern VA has had a sight nip in the air all week. I finally pulled out my jeans. Yesterday I wore boots to church and had my first salted caramel mocha of the season. So yeah, that pretty much makes it official.

But back to the boots. I love my boots. I bought them off DSW's clearance rack last fall and never regretted it....except for the first day I tried to wear them and realized they were just too loose around my heel. Boots are supposed to fit snugly through the heel, but finding the perfect fit can be difficult if you have narrow heels (like me) or can't afford to pay top dollar for super nice boots (also like me). My boots are technically a "riding boot" made with extra room through the calf so jeans fit inside. The roomy calves are awesome, the roomy heel not so much. 

But I found a solution. 

I first tried layering socks (boot socks + a short sock for extra padding), but that added too much thickness through the ball of my foot. I finally got the bright idea to create special socks that I dubbed "boot booties" (since boot socks was already taken). 

fuzzy socks 
(whatever thickness you desire or have room for)

Step 1 
Cut off 2-3 inches from the toes of your fuzzy socks.

Step 2
Layer your booties over your normal boot socks or tights and wear boots as normal.

And ta da! No one need ever know you are wearing crazy half-socks, but you get the extra padding and better fit. 

Surely I'm not the first person to think of this, but I was pretty darned pleased with myself. It's like fingerless gloves for your feet. I love that it gave my boots a little more cushion, too. I was afraid it would feel weird having a half-sock inside my boot, but I soon grew used to it. One pair likes to roll up a bit if I'm not careful putting them on, but it smooths out as you wear it. 


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  1. I have narrow heels and the blisters from shoes to prove it. You just saved me from a bunch of band aids during boot season.

  2. Cool tip - I neve would have thought to do that! Great job rockin' the boots! I love fall!
    Thanks for linking up this week...hope to see you next week at the Autumn Inspiration Linky Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  3. Great idea! I'm in NC & I can't WAIT for fall to be in full swing. I'm stopping by from the Keep calm & link up hop, I hope you have a great weekend!

    Please stop in to say hi if you get a chance?

  4. How much do I love the term boot booties?! This is INGENIOUS. I have some of those little fuzzy socks (even have stripes, too) but I never ever wear the little guys. I also have really cute fall boots that give me blisters and slide all around on my foot like crazy. so needless to say i will SO be trying this in the near future. :) Thanks so much for posting! P.S. Your blog is pure eye candy. Can't wait to see more of your stuff!


  5. That is genius! So excited to try! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  6. OMG you're brilliant! I have a few pairs of boots that are just a bit too loose, this looks like it will totally work! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

    1. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog today! I'm definitely going to try this; I have the perfect pair of socks and they even have a hole in the toe so it's not too bad to cut them up! You can check out the feature and grab a button here:

  7. Fantastic idea! I've got a pair of boots that I definitely need to do this for...thanks for the tip!

    Thank you for linking up at Keep Calm & Link Up again last week...we hope you'll join us again this Friday! :o)
    Meredith @

  8. That's a great idea!!! Thank you for linking up at Tuesdays with Tori! Hope you are having a fabulous week!


  9. Look at how cute those are! What a fabulous idea. Also, I'm in love with your boots. I'm pretty sure I need them in my life. Where did you get them?? Thank you for sharing this idea at High Heels and Grills Work It Wednesday! So fun.

    1. I do love my boots! They came from DSW last fall.

  10. Umm I need those boot socks? Where can I get some?

    1. I got them at Kohls last fall....I think they were part of the Vera Wang collection. Maybe they have something similar this year!

  11. What a great idea! I have the same narrow heel problem so I will absolutely try this. Maybe you'll start a whole revolution for those of us who are heelishly challenged! I'll get it started in Memphis!



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