How can I keep my tall boots from pulling the fabric of my leggings and tights?

_5700753.jpgQ. I bought a pair of Frye boots a few weeks ago (Jane 14 Tall Pull On) and LOVE them. I wore them with nylon leggings one day and they completely pulled the fabric (looked like an old cashmere sweater by the end of the day). Needless to say, they were ruined. I then bought a pair of 7 for all Mankind legging jeans, which I loved, until my boots did the same thing. I then learned I had to wear socks to cover my pants to protect them. So then, I wore nylons, with socks over them, and at the end of the day there were minor pulls. I am new to wearing tall boots and I am not sure if I should return them? Nobody else seems to have a problem with pants being ruined. They look great with my Fidelity jeans tucked in, but those jeans were so expensive that I don’t want them ruined too! I am totally out of the loop?? Is there a special sock I should wear? I hope to hear back soon–otherwise these boots are heading back.

A. We’re sorry to hear about the trouble you are having with your Frye boots pulling your pant fabrics. Several of us here at StyleBakery own Frye boots, and none of us have experienced the same problem. To prevent the issue from happening in the future, we suggest buying a few pairs of knee socks (not trouser socks which are too thin) and wearing them over your leggings, tights or jeans. Some people like to let their socks peek out over the top of their boots, but if this look isn’t for you, just fold your socks down so they are hidden inside your boot. This should solve your problem and protect your delicate pants.

  • Shannon

    I had a cheap pair of boots with a snaggy zipper, but I really don’t think those expensive Fryes should be doing that.

    I’d investigate another pair at the store to see if yours are suffering from some construction flaw, or maybe somebody who didn’t fit them pulled out a liner or popped a seam in the leather and then put them back on the shelf, leaving a rough edge on the pair you picked up?

    If they are damaged, you should exchange them!

  • Erin

    I’ve actually had the same problem with my Fryes! I wore a very expensive pair of tights and they were runined within a few minutes. There is a tag on the inside of the boot (top, center) which is causing my snags. I currently wear a pair of boot socks every time I wear the boots, but I wish there were another solution.

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