Sole Society Calypso Review
Did you know that the over the knee-high boots originally were designed for men? What today is a fashion staple for every woman originated as a men’s boot?
Yes, that’s right. Over the knee style boots first became very popular in the late 15th century. They were first designed to be worn by the men, who were riding on horseback, and not only they were widespread among men in the 17th and 18th century they remained popular in the late 19th century.
And did you know that term bootlegging comes from this type of boot? Yes, during the Prohibition all the men that enjoyed a glass or two of alcohol, were able to hide the flask of alcohol in there over the knee boots without being detected by the police.
But the women adopted the over the knee style boots in the late ’60s, and every major fashion label started having them in their collections. From Balenciaga to Dior, everyone had over the knee style boots in their designs.
But let’s focus on the Calypso model. An over the knee height boot by Sole society that’s both stylish and comfy.
Padded insole for comfort
Textured outsole for traction
Runs 1/2 Size Smaller
The width of the toe comes in medium size, and that stretchy panel mentioned earlier not only has practical purposes but also gives the shoes their beautiful contrast in a visual sense. The color of the upper comes in the black and lighter mushroom color and whichever you chose, you won’t be disappointed. Both of the color varieties look great on just about any type of woman.
There are much deeper ridges in the heel of the boot, and that part of the calypso model is most equipped to deal with the traction. The heel will keep your feet secure and protected, and it can balance the lack of ridging done in the other part of the outsole. But given that the entire outsole of the Calypso boot is made from textured resin, the traction will become significant in almost every situation.
No, Sole Society were careful not to put the Calypso shoes in any bracket, so you can wear them in any occasion. They’ll look amazing with just plain jeans and a great cashmere jumper, and they’ll look fabulous with your favorite dress that you’ve been dying to wear all winter. Because when you have a great pair of boots like the Calypso models, you don’t really need to be restricted by any occasion to wear them. They have the ability to spice up otherwise dull outfit, with a dash of simplicity and elegance, and to make your day and night a lot mo comfortable and fashionable too.
The only thing that would really improve the entire shoe is the addition of a zipper to the side of the boot, for an easier way of putting on the shoes on your legs. The zipper along the line of the upper would improve things greatly, and a lot of the ladies with thicker calves can enjoy the boots as well. It doesn’t have to be long zipper, just enough to make the opening of the boot a lot easier for every woman.
The shaft measures 20 inches as they are right now, and the company assures that they’re meant to be worn by every type of lady, but a zipper that would open the boot down the length of the upper would really make things easier for a lot more women. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not amazing in the state they’re now. In fact the calypso model is nearly perfect. It’s versatile, stylish, and elegant and will suit every type of woman. A stylish fashionista who doesn’t like to give up wearing her miniskirts and the practical mom on the go that just needs the comfort and protection that a slip on shoe like this provides on a daily basis. Because when you have small kids, and you’re always in a hurry, shoe strings, zippers and buckles are just a waste of precious time that would otherwise be focused on something else.
The Calypso style boot by Sole Society is one hell of a boot. Practical, stylish and versatile. You’ll enjoy every moment spent wearing it.