fatparadox: Hey there, I saw an awesome picture of you wearing new rock boots. I've been wanting to get a pair for a long while but i have quite large calves and I worried they won't fit me. What is the fit like on your boots? Do you have any advice? :)
Hiya! I have massive calves (over 50cm last time I measured) so fear not. I just leave the top buckle undone. I can get the other two buckles and the zip done up OK. I *can* get them fully buckled up, but they’re so tight I can’t feel my feet, ha! I sometimes put a pair of black boot warmers on to cover up the flapping buckles, other times I just let ‘em flap. The leather does stretch a bit over time as well, so bear that in mind if you’re going to a shop to try them on. Two buckles done up doesn’t affect the wear at all, btw - my feet are still secure in them.
Be prepared to lose ALL the skin off your heels over the first few wears, though. Wearing them in is a bit of a bitch but once they’re worn in they’re great. I’m on my second pair now. It took 3 years of almost daily wear to kill the first pair off! Let me know how you get on if you get some. :)
since abercrombie an fitch destroys its unsold clothes and wont donate bc poor people wearing their clothes gives them a bad image i say everyone should donate as much abercrombie and fitch brand clothing that you have to homeless shelters so you can simultaneously piss off a shitty company and help those in need