Q&A: How to Fit Jeans into Knee-High Boots

February 20th, 2008

Q:  I always have trouble fitting my jeans into my black knee-high boots. How do I snugly fit them in?

Sooft Tyla Tall Wide Shaft Boot A:  What’s the trick to fitting jeans into knee-high boots?  It’s all about finding the right jeans and the right boots.

To be able to fit your jeans into your boots, the boots have to have enough room in the calf.  Structured styles of boots work best–form fitting, stretchy material doesn’t have enough room to accept the extra jeans material.

As for jeans that work well with boots, the less fabric you have to fit into the boots, the easier the fit. Skinny jeans styles are the best, since they have the least amount of fabric in the leg.  I’ve found that stretchy jeans (which tend to be more form fitting) work nicely with boots, as do jeans in relatively thin fabrics.

Have a great tip about how to fit jeans into knee-high boots?  Share it with us in the comments!

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angel  |  February 21st, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Nice tip! I will tell it to my friends, they always have problems with boots and jeans.

  • 2. Tamsin  |  February 21st, 2008 at 4:04 am

    If you struggle to fit your jeans in your boots then DUO make boots that come in lots of different widths. I find boots hard enough to fit my calfs anyway, so with jeans it is even worse. DUO do 21 different calf widths. http://www.duoboots.com

  • 3. kim  |  February 21st, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I bought a pair of cropped, skinny jeans for the exclusive purpose of tucking into boots. They’re perfect.

  • 4. JD  |  February 21st, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Cuffing my straight leg jeans and pulling my sock up over to hold them in place works for me. If I am wearing a jeans with a slight bootcut, I make the cuff then pull the material on the leg taunt, pull the ankle cuff away from the back of my leg, then fold the extra material behind my calf (to the right or left) and then pull the sock over. If the ankle portion of the boot is snug, make sure that your jeans are cuffed above the ankle.

  • 5. J  |  February 21st, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Or just buy capri jeans.

    Or what I do: cut one of my older pairs to a little below the knee. The only con is that you get a little bit sweaty.

  • 6. lise  |  February 21st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    a friend mentioned using those stir-up straps that clip on either side of the hem. it seems to do the job.

  • 7. x  |  February 21st, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I personally like these with tall/black boots, and a white Oxford:


  • 8. Trisha  |  February 21st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Awesome suggestions, all! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • 9. WendyB  |  February 22nd, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I’m with JD…use the socks to hold your jeans in place.

  • 10. Steve  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I wear knee high boots with my jeans tucked all the time – I just pull tall socks over my folded over jeans folded over at my ankles. I have socks that are almost as tall as my boots. Works like a champ – my girlfriend does the same since she saw me doing it.

  • 11. Assou  |  October 17th, 2008 at 3:25 am

    You can also try http://www.hennyjames.co.uk as they have some great styles and you don’t have to pay the earth for them. They are for wide and slim and come in the same measurements as duos do I have had quite a few pairs now and they are a better fit than any others I have tried.

  • 12. Melissa Crittenden  |  November 24th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Or you can all check out STIRUPPZ.COM They make these super cute detachable stirrups that let you cuff and slide your jeans down into your boots comfortably. AND they keep your jeans from riding up when you sit down or bend over.

  • 13. Tess  |  December 18th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Has anyone tried JeanGrabbers? They are awesome. Super cute, different designs, very comfortable, great price. http://www.jeangrabbers.com.

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