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November 29, 2016

Review: Stuart Weitzman Lowland vs Merona Gisela over the knee boots

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Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Since posting about the Stuart Weitzman Lowland over-the-knee boots and other great finds at various price points, I received some e-mails about how some of the alternatives compare to the Stuart Weitzman boots.

I own the budget friendly version from Merona (“Gisela“) as well as the Lowlands themselves. At first look, it’s hard to tell apart the two boots. The Gisela is shorter in leg length, has a slightly pointier toe box, and the only other distinguishing feature is the zipper at the foot for ease of getting in and out of the boot. The Lowlands are made from real leather compared to the Gisela which is from man-made materials. Despite this, the Gisela doesn’t feel flimsy or look cheap.

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Outer leg profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Inner leg profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Zipper detail of Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Sole of Merona OTK boot

 

The Gisela boot has a shaft height of 19.5″, calf circumference 14″, and a heel height of 1.25″. It comes in two colors: black and grey. For comparison, the Lowland has a shaft height of 24″, calf circumference 13″, a heel height of 0.75″, and is available in 7 color options (eight, if you count the all leather version).

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Thick sole of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

 

The Gisela is definitely inspired by the Stuart Weitzman Lowland OTK boots and is a great lower price point alternative. Though it is only available in 2 colors, the colors allow you to wear it with just about anything! But, if you’re looking for a real suede boot, I truly love my Lowlands (consider it a holiday gift to yourself!).

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Side by side comparison: Merona OTK boot (L) // Stuart Weitzman OTK boot (R)

 

I put together a side-by-side comparison of the two boots to help you see the difference in sizing. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com


SHOP THE LOOK:

Merona Gisela over the knee boots (under $35 with code COLD)

 

Stuart Weitzman Lowland over the knee boots

Blue color – cheapest retailer found here {sold out} here {40% off!}

Loden green color – cheapest retailer found here

Buff color – cheapest retailer found here {40% off!}

Walnut color – cheapest retailer found here

Grey color – cheapest retailer found here

Black color – cheapest retailer found here

Black leather – cheapest retailer found here

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  • I’d love to treat myself to a pair of the lowlands, but for now, target is more my speed. Thanks for the comparison!
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  • Love everything about this post! So cute!
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  • wow how cool! Both look great. thanks for the comparison!