In Spring 2013, we asked for your help in choosing the final design and the name of Poppy Barley's Savannah Hill Boot. The result–a western-inspired riding boot silhouette with contemporary seams and a high-low topline–was one of our best styles yet. The Savannah Hill style joined our Spring 2013 Collection, and over the summer, we learnt a lot from our first Savannah Hill customers. We also put a lot of thought into how we could perfect the style.In the end, we decided to make the following threechanges and to re-launch the boot in Fall 2013 (which we’ve now done) with these adjustments: 1. Moved the zipper from a half-size side zip to a full back zip. This makes the boot easier to put on, especially for women with high arches. It also removes the limitation we put on the calf size for this style (again, because it is easier to get on). Lastly, in the case of any alterations, it is much easier for cobblers to work on a boot with a full zip. 2. Changed the way the high-low topline fits the leg. This style has a V-shaped top, with the bottom of the V being 1.5 inches lower than the sides of the boot. Originally we applied your boot height measurement (which is one of 8 measurements we use to customize all Poppy Barley boots) to the top of the sides, like so: The redesign and new measurement system now applies the boot height measurement to the bottom of the V, making the sides higher up on the sides of your legs (while the lower V in the front and the back means you can still sit down without any knee-crease issues). La Hacienda Boot.
Urban English Riding Boots: Redesigning The Savannah Hill