Comfortable, stylish and just plain cool, these Circa Joan & David - Xenobia mid-calf black boots with a three inch heel are an absolute client favorite as well as a new item in my own closet. I was initially attracted to this boot for it's rare mix of smooth leather and suede. I knew they were a keeper, when the first client I tried them oohed and ahhed at the comfort. Even though you get three inches of respectable heel height, the comfort is solid. Between the built in platform and quality of construction, you feel the sexiness of the heel without actually feeling the heel. It feels like a two inch wedge.
As for the shaft, it's on the wider side. If this was a near-the-knee boot, I would only recommend this boot to wider calved women so you don't get a gap, but when we are talking mid-calf boots, a wider shaft can be a funky look. True to form, the combination of the wider leg opening, bronzy hardware and mixed textures, this boot has an edginess as well as an elegance. Of course, the wider calf opening still means women with wider calves can enjoy the boot.
Shorter women can also sport this boot. For my clients 5' 2" and under, I always show them a large selection of mid-calf boots when they request tall boots. Standard (a little below the knee) boot heights often bang a petite women on her knees or just don't sit right, making a shorter boot a better choice for shorter women.
Tall, short, wide, thin, this boot is for anyone in need of a stylish black heeled boot. Now, that's a statement.