How to Fix Bunching Around the Ankles With Tall Boots

Tall boots look great, but secure them at the top to prevent bunching.

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Tall boots make your legs and outfit look all the more amazing, but sometimes the boots bunch up around the ankles. This is common for vinyl boots that fit snugly around your calves but more loosely around the ankles. Whether you blame the shoe manufacturer or your small, delicate ankles, the key to stopping the bunching at the bottom is to get the boots to stay up at the top.


Put on a pair of long knee or calf-length trouser socks or boot socks that match the height of your boots. The right fit of socks is so important if you want the bunching to stop. Pull them all the way up on your legs.


Place double-sided body tape (the same kind you might use to keep an open-backed dress in place) on the top outside of your trouser socks. One piece at the front, one at the back and one on either side.


Pull on your tall boots the same way you put on your trouser socks. Roll them almost to the top then carefully press the inside of the boots to the double-sided tape.


Rub the top of your boots with the palms of your hands. The tape helps keep the boots from slipping down and bunching up around the ankles.

Things You'll Need


1.Long trouser socks or boot socks

2.Double-sided body tape


Tips & Tricks


If you want to put the tape on your legs to keep the socks up, lay off the lotion so the tape doesn't slide around. Also, check the label on the double-sided tape to make sure it won’t irritate your skin.


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