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The Untold Benefits of Wearing Over-The-Knee Boots

As told by Bella Hadid, her many endeavours with thigh-high boots and that magnificent fall she took in *those* Off-White boots.
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When Nancy Sinatra released “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’” in 1966, she didn’t know that countless of journalists, shopaholics who just need an excuse to buy shoes and just people everywhere in general will reference the song’s hook at some point in their lives. Then, Jessica Simpson covered it in 2005, reminding everyone that the song, and the phrase to describe a pair of boots that deserve to be worn and walked in, existed.

Sinatra and Simpson weren’t referring to over-the-knee boots exactly – both were wearing mid-calf boots in their respective music videos – but that didn’t stop Off-White from paying homage to the ear worm with their “For Walking” over-the-knee boots. Which finally brings our story to one Bella Hadid. You see, not only are boots good for walking all over lying and cheating exes as it says in the song, but over-the-knee boots in particular can do so much more. For instance, shield your knees from a nasty fall. Hadid made news last weekend when she took a tumble whilst going down some stairs, BUT ALAS – her “For Walking” Off-White boots saved her knees! Who needs ugly old knee pads when you have these?

Wait, there’s more! At Fendi’s Fall/Winter 2017 show, the younger Hadid walked the runway in a blazer, a shirt and a pair of red over-the-knee sock boots where pants would normally be. It’s an effortless yet surprisingly warm combo that she wears rather regularly. (We can absolutely see why, by the way. We ditched the pants for over-the-knee boots multiple times during the last fashion week. Yoyo ditched pants for boots thrice in Paris alone.)

I guess what I’m trying to say is this: if you ever think of skipping the over-the-knee boot for whatever reason, don’t. Think about how sexy it’ll look layered under a shirt dress or a skirt with a slit even though you’re showing just a sliver of skin. Think about how it’s going to keep you warm, sans pants. If all that doesn’t work, just think about Bella Hadid and her glorious fall. It’s the fashion girl’s alternative to knee pads. Are you ready boots? Start walkin’! CUE THE CLOSING TRUMPET MUSIC!


Off-White “For Walking” Patent Leather Over-The-Knee Boots


Off-White “For Walking” Patent Leather Over-The-Knee Boots


Off-White Tartan Textured-Knit Over-The-Knee Boots


Isabel Marant Slouchy Leather Over-The-Knee Boots


Gianvito Rossi Satin Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots


Fendi Sock Leather Over-The-Knee Boots


Jimmy Choo Velvet Over-The-Knee Boots


Balenciaga Boudoir Velvet and Patent Leather Over-The-Knee Boots


Balenciaga Knife Satin Point-Toe Over-The-Knee Boots

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