Cuban heel thigh high

Thigh highs by Leg Avenue

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My Thighs are Too High

These Cuban Heel Thigh Highs are a great buy, so long as you are not too tall or too wide for them. They would make a sexy accessory to any wardrobe, with a touch of retro class along the back-seam. But, really, be aware that these won't fit you if you are tall like I am.
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Pros:
sexy, reinforced toes, heels, and thighs, cheap
Cons:
sizing is poor, possibly too delicate for some people
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
Presentation

I have only purchased one other pair of thigh highs from EF, and I was sincerely hoping that my experience with those thigh highs was just a fluke. I love thigh highs, they look so sexy and allow easy access for fooling around. Also, if I'm having an off day, and I don't shave my legs-- throw on thigh highs and he'll never know! For the most part, anyway.

Against my better judgment, I purchased these thigh highs. I have lusted after them for months and months... I figured, why not?

These thigh highs from Leg Avenue came to me in a cardboard type sleeve, typical of most leggings and tights. On the front there is a picture of a model in high heels, wearing these Cuban Heel Thigh Highs. There is some information on care and sizing. Very minimal, but appropriate for thigh highs. I was excited and dove right into opening these up.



Material and Craftsmanship

These thigh highs are made out of 85% Nylon and 15% Spandex. They are pretty soft. While at first I felt these looked rather fragile, I found them reinforced smartly in all the right places.
The craftsmanship on these are pretty top notch. The heels and toes of these are not only dyed black, they are also reinforced to be just a bit thicker and sturdier than the rest of the thigh highs.

The back-seam along these thigh highs is pretty well done. While it does not have a perfect, pin-straight edges, it smooths out along the leg nicely and looks pretty sexy to me!



Care and Maintenance

Leg Avenue suggests washing these thigh highs by hand in warm water, and allowing them to hang dry. Do not iron these thigh highs, you could end up melting their delicate material. Also, be sure you use non-chlorine bleach if you find you need to bleach these.

If you have a lingerie bag, I might feel okay with throwing these into the washer. But only if they are in that garment bag with other thigh highs and nothing with hooks (like bras or garters). Using good, common sense, I feel that you could keep these thigh highs around for a while.
Experience
Sizing and Fit

Well, here is where I find myself disappointed. All that I am provided with these thigh highs is a generalized weight-scale. Oh, so these thigh highs will fit women from 90-160 pounds? Well, gee!
Not true. I fall somewhere within that range.

Anyway.
As you can see in the photograph above, the unstretched foot of these thigh highs measures about 8 inches.
I have 10" feet (news to me!), and I wear an 8.5 shoe. These fit my feet pretty well, and unless you have rather large feet (or really small feet), you shouldn't have a problem with the foot fitting.

From the heel to the top of the thigh high, these measure 22".

Well, uhm, okay, there's the problem.
The inseam of my leg, from foot to crotch, is 33".
I don't want thigh highs to reach my crotch, but my mid-thigh is about 26-27" tall.
These stretch some, but they just did not stretch high enough on my thigh. They kept falling down, rolling down.

The unstretched thigh part of these, lying flat, is about 6".
Where I would ideally like my thigh highs to end (midthigh), measures 22".
Even the largest part of my thigh is 24".


With these thigh highs on, I found them rolling down to just above the knee, where my thigh is about 18" around. And they kept rolling down to rest at 22" tall.
Basically, these will stretch around your leg but they don't really want to stretch UP your leg. At least, that's my conclusion.


Took this picture right after trying to hoist them as high as they could go. As you can see, they have already begun their roll down my leg. It's a bad angle, I know, but you try taking a picture of your own leg without a mirror around!


Tried to get an angle of the back-seam, but it was futile. At this point, they've rolled down to their preferred height. Ignore the evile kitty.


Redone Sizing:Ideally...
22" from floor to mid-to-high thigh
14-18" thighs in circumference
7-12" feet


Overall
Overall, these thigh highs are beautiful, delicate, and sexy. If you find yourself fitting them, they are definitely a keeper. They have reinforced heels, toes, and thigh-bands. The back-seam is definitely hot and retro.

While I am pissed off at sizing, I know my frustration is mostly because of the high hopes I had. If you are average sized, or fall within my ideal-sizing chart, I think you'll really like these.
As for now, I think I'll take to buying thigh highs in person with more than "one size" or "plus size" options. (I mean plus size for other thigh highs on EF, not these ones.)
Follow-up commentary
I don't know why I rated these 4 stars when they don't stay up on my legs long enough to snap pictures!

I tried these on with a garter belt, and they nearly didn't make it out of the trial alive. They didn't rip, but they didn't stay up appropriately, pulling up only at the places the garter belt clipped onto. They were also extremely uncomfortable.

So, bottom line, I have a pair of thigh highs that don't fit. They work great stuffed into the back of my drawer.
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Comments
  • Silverdrop
    Silverdrop  
    I'm not tall, but I'm at the top of that weight range and my thighs are rather chunky. Now I'm disappointed. But at least I know to take them off my list, so good review.
  • Shellz31
    Shellz31  
    I can't wear any stockings (that I have come across anyway) without a garter belt. I have large thighs which refuse to hold stockings up....lol.

    Great review, but disappointing they didn't work the way they should have for you
  • tigerkate
    tigerkate  
    I don't have a garterbelt yet, Shellz... I am thinking of getting one soon though. I love thigh highs! I think with these, a garterbelt would just create a constant tugging struggle between the two.
    We'll see though!
  • El-Jaro
    El-Jaro  
    Sorry, can't ignore the evile kitty...

    Thanks for including pix!
  • tigerkate
    tigerkate  
    @JR: At this point, kitty is licking his lips rejoicing at having captured the evil measuring tape.
  • XYCopperheadSly
    XYCopperheadSly  
    Good review! thanks for including pics!
  • Mew
    Mew  
  • LilLostLenore
    LilLostLenore  
    those look uncomfortable.
  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Very nice review, thank you!
  • Mike Honcho
    Mike Honcho  
    Thank you for the review. I was interested in these, but after hearing the troubles you've had, we'll pass on this set.
  • Cherry21
    Cherry21  
    nice review!!
  • SUBMISSIVE
    SUBMISSIVE  
    Thank you
  • Lovely Jubblies
    Lovely Jubblies  
    Great review. I'm really sorry they didn't work out for you though. Thanks for the follow-up!
  • drock
    drock  
    thanx
  • Leather & Lace
    Leather & Lace  
    ty
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