Sporty knee-high boots.
Standard knee high
Based on a size 38 the boot back height: 40cm (excluding boot heel)
Slim cut ankle - tailored for a narrower ankle fit
Round toe - generally good for all foot shapes
Half shoe sizes go down
This style has a removable insole which will allow you to replace with an insole of your choice
Lining Material: Fabric
Heel Height: 3 cm (1. 1/4 in)
Zip Length: Full length
Cushioned Insole: Yes
Leather care - to keep your leather boots or ankle boots looking their best, polish them regularly. Not only will this keep them looking new but it will also protect them against water and scuffing.
Love these boots.Stylish,fit well,comfortable and good leather although I would have preferred boot to be one piece of leather front wise without the seam..
So excited to see this boot back. Hugely disappointed that the ankle is so narrow I can't do the boots up. They're heading their way back to you. The search continues for the perfect boot.
I've been looking for some boots for the winter that I can both wear to work and use for casual/smart wear too, so of course my first thought was Duo. When I saw these online they looked great and with the slim cut ankle, perfect for my small (21cm!) ankles. I am a standard uk7 and my previous beloved Minerva's which have a much narrower foot style are a 7 and 35cm calf, so I ordered this size again for the Musgrave (my Minervas have been relegated for special occasions only as the heel height isn't good for me for everyday since i sprained my ankle a couple of times) . I don't know what Duo have done over the last few years with their sizing, but something seems to be a bit off. My right foot is more 6.5 and my left a standard 7, and as the fit guide says half sizes go down, I thought I would be safe with size 7. Right foot was a perfect fit on the foot, but my left was too snug for comfort, especially in the width, even without the insole, odd as the boots are a wider foot style to my other pair. Then there was the baggy ankle, and the 35cm calf was a bit too tight for comfort (i had measured my calf before ordering as it has been a few years since the last pair). I like my boots to be snug on the leg to minimalise bagging at the ankle, which i hate. Not deterred, i decided to order a foot size up (uk8), and was thinking i would go for a 37cm calf to allow some room for winter socks, but once you go up to a size 8 the smallest calf width is 39cm - i decided to order them anyway and figured i could always wear 2 pairs of long socks if needed. Foot size for the 8 was great and calf fine with one pair of socks (even with a little gap at the top of the boot), but still this awful baggy ankle. So i got my beloved Minervas out of the wardrobe to compare and to see if i could find a difference in the boot structures, and realised that the problem with Musgrave is the way that the lower boot is cut with the tongue shape. This gives no structure for the upper, and of course causes the bagging where the upper boot material is a lesser quality than the lower. My Minervas are cut with the lower as a basic ankle boot, and the upper attached with a straight horizontal seam, giving structure to the ankle area and minimal bagginess. So my next thought was to have a look at other boots cut in this way - i was sad to find that nearly all of Duo's knee high boots are now cut with this tongue shaped structure, and on looking at them all it appears that the leather used in the upper is of lesser thickness/quality of the lower part of the boot. I cant help but feel that this is an economy saving measure on Duo's part. I also seem to recall from when i ordered my Minervas (aprox 7 years ago), at that time you could select each boot in a variety of ankle widths, as i remember specifically selecting the slim cut ankle - giving a more bespoke boot for each person - this also seems to have been done away with and the ankle width is set for each boot. I am now considering the raven boot as they appear to have much more structure in the lower, but am sceptical due to the standard ankle width of that boot, an on looking at the video of them, not convinced that bagginess also wont be an issue. I am aware that with size 7 feet and very slim ankles, it is always going to be difficult for me to get the right fit, but that's why i came to Duo as my previous boots fit perfectly. My other gripe is the lack of an exchange service for orders and i think Duo really do need to get this looked at - having to buy another pair outright in a different size, before a refund for the first pair is processed is very onerous, and not something everyone can necessarily afford to do. It would be much better if you could select an alternative size of the same boot on the returns form and just wait for the new ones to come - but again, i suspect this is Duo's way of cost cutting as then they aren't paying the postage on the replacement pair. All in all i am a little disappointed with Duo's change in direction and the boots now feel more standardised and "off the rack". Please go back to a more bespoke fitting boot, giving a variety of ankle widths for each style - its what made Duo so unique!
Lovely boots,beautifully made as usual!
Comfortable & Curvy Flat Boot, not up to Duo quality
This is a beautiful flat boot, and I love that it’s not big at the ankle, so that it complements my curvy legs. It does gap a bit at the very top of the boot, however, so I had to take it to the shoe repair to adjust that. Keep in mind that I am 5’1”, with short legs, so the boot probably hits me higher on the leg than it’s meant to (which I’m actually quite happy with). I felt it was worth the repair, because i love the style and comfort of this one. I have wide feet and they are not squeezed in the front. I did order a size up from my usual 36 because they didn’t have my size in the calf width I needed. I do want to add, that I have to knock a star off my rating for quality. I feel that the leather is not up to the usual Duo quality. It feels almost plasticy. That was a little disappointing, and I hope it’s not the way they are going to get prices down.