Knee-high boots are having a moment — for good reason! They're chic as hell and can instantly transform a winter outfit from good to great. The thing is, the majority of styles that I've had my eye on cost well over $100. And as someone who shops savvy and hates breaking the bank, I've been waiting for just the *perfect* opportunity to arise to add a pair to cart.
So when I came across the block-heeled Scoop Women's Stove Pipe Knee High Croco Boots ($29, originally $59), I was cautiously optimistic. You see, I've shopped the Walmart brand's Cozy Mock Neck Sweater With Balloon Sleeves and Faux Leather Jumpsuit before and fell in love with both. But, somehow, boots felt riskier, especially these ones, in particular, look like straight-up luxury.
I purchased the burgundy pair, and when they arrived, I audibly gasped. They're stunning. They look expensive, like something you'd come across at DSW or Nordstrom. Please enjoy the up-close photo I couldn't resist snapping below.
I teamed them with a long-sleeve knit dress and wide belt and felt ultra-fancy. (Admittedly, I got all dressed up solely to work from home, but that's beside the point.)
At first, I thought they were too tight on my calves, but after wearing them all day long, they felt worn in and like they fit just right. I chose size 9.5, and I'd do it again if I were to re-purchase them. And in all honesty, I might buy them in teal, too.
While the sizing ultimately worked out for me, one reviewer wrote: "If you have bigger calves you might need to go up a size in order for the zipper to come all the way up." Otherwise, they said it's a "really good looking boot that runs "true to size."
If you're on the fence, trust me when I say they're worth a shot. Scoop has yet to let me down, which is truly surreal to say since it's so damn affordable. But seriously! These boots are so sophisticated and affordable, it feels straight-up wrong.