Tredstep Donatello (Attempt #2)

Tredstep Donatello (Attempt #2)

Well, the good news is that the Donatello zip up this time. The bad news is that the only thing worse than having a pair of boots that you know don’t fit is having a pair of boots that sort-of fit. 🙁

My biggest fear when I ordered the plus size Donatello was that I would sacrifice the fit in the rest of the boot for a wide enough calf size to go around my chunky (read MUSCULAR) legs. While the foot still fits well, this pair is pretty loose in the ankleenough so that if I lift the top of my foot up there’s an inch or so between my heel and the sole of the shoe. They’re a little tall (they added 1/2″ to the height in the plus size and it’s just enough to make them uncomfortable) and the top of the boot doesn’t taper in from the wide calf as much as I need it to, so it’s very loose around my knee, too.

Problems everywhere, sigh
Space in the heel/ankle (left), I can fit my whole hand into the side of the boot (middle), and they bring my leg forward more than I want it to be (right).

It’s twice as discouraging because these are the only boots I’ve found that will fit my calves (these ones are 16″, though I could probably go 1/4″ smaller), so it looks like the only way I’m going to get a better fit is to spend beaucoup bucks for a custom pair. Looks like I’ll have to wait until Monday to have The Trainer take a look and tell me whether these plus size Donatello are worth keeping or if I’m doomed to spend $1200 on custom boots at some point in the future.

I hate waiting
Back into the box for the weekend, sigh.
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