Learn the Ins and Outs of Stuart Weitzman Brand Boots
Image courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.
Stuart Weitzman is a luxury shoe brand that focuses on creating iconic women’s footwear using meticulous detail and artisanal Spanish craftsmanship. The brand prides itself on setting trends while maintaining its identity and delivering the iconic silhouette it’s known and loved for. Innovation is a major focus of this brand, and the only thing rivaling it is its dedication to its fan base. The Stuart Weitzman brand listens to the women who wear their products and seek to create designs that give them exactly what they want, and when women want fabulously stylish boots, the brand more than delivers.
Where Can You Find Stuart Weitzman Boots?
Stuart Weitzman brand boots can be purchased from a number of select retail stores in the United States. Some of these locations include:
- New York (9 locations)
- California (4 locations)
- New Jersey (2 locations)
- Nevada ( 2 locations)
- Florida (3 locations)
The brand currently has 31 retail locations available in the USA. In the event, you don’t live in any of these retail areas you can still get your hands on Stuart Weitzman products via their official online store page (Stuartweitzman.com). Unfortunately, the brand does not offer to ship internationally through its official website. You can also find their products on other online fashion retailers like Shopbop.
Who Started the Stuart Weitzman Brand?
The founder of the Stuart Weitzman brand is a man named Stuart Weitzman, shocking we know. What you might also find shocking is that Weitzman believed “a beautiful shoe is useless unless it feels as wonderful as it looks.” This is a sentiment we’re sure many people can get behind, especially women who love fashion. What good are beautiful shoes if they are too painful and uncomfortable to wear? This line of thinking is likely what motivated Weitzman to make comfort a priority with his brand.
More than five decades in the shoe industry is a pretty good run. Image courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.
But that isn’t the whole story, Weitzman actually grew up working under his father as an apprentice. His father, Seymour Weitzman owned a shoe factory in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Stuart wasn’t just skilled in the art of shoemaking, he also had a talent for pattern-making. In 1986 Stuart would combine these gifts and founded the Stuart Weitzman brand and the rest, as they say, is history. Weitzman retired after spending more than 5 decades working in the footwear industry.
The current head of design at Stuart Weitzman is a man named Edmundo Castillo. When it comes to elegant silhouettes Edmundo is known for his master-craft work. Edmundo’s lifelong passion for shoe design led him to join Stuart Weitzman as the head of design back in 2018. His beautiful yet precise shoe designs were exactly the kind of thing that the Stuart Weitzman brand is all about.
Castillo began his work in 1989 with Donna Karan. After 9 years of working and improving his craft there, he moved on and joined Ralph Lauren starting his own brand in 1999. The designs from his namesake brand quickly rose to prominence and were worn by celebrities like Beyoncé and Kate Moss.
You know your work is good when even Beyonce wears your shoes. Image courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.
Stuart Weitzman Brand Boots
Alright, now that we’ve gotten the introductions out of the way let’s talk boots. Of all the products the Stuart Weitzman brand is known for, their boots are perhaps their most popular. Let’s take a moment to highlight some common questions people have about the brand’s boots, then we will give you some of our favorite picks from the brand’s catalog.
How Do Stuart Weitzman Boots Fit?
A fair question to start with. We’ve all had that issue when shopping for new boots where they say they’re your size but it turns out the shoe runs a little big or small. It’s frustrating to say the least. Luckily, most people have reported that Stuart Weitzman boots fit true to size, so as long as you know your shoe size you should be fine. If you have further size-related questions relating to Stuart Weitzman shoes, you should check out their fit and size guides on the official Stuart Weitzman website.
How to Protect Stuart Weitzman Boots?
It’s no secret that Stuart Weitzman brand boots are quite expensive. Because of that, we have a high motivation to keep our boots safe from damage. So what’s the best way to protect such high-quality boots? Well, there are some common sense methods to consider, such as not walking around in the mud and avoiding going out in rain, but here is one that some people might not immediately consider.
The best way to protect your Stuart Weitzman boots or any pair of high-quality boots is to make sure you’re storing them properly. If you own any expensive boots you should always take the time to store them properly. This storage process will not only keep your boots in as good of condition as possible, but it will also allow you to check the boots for any signs of wear, dirt, or damage. The sooner you are able to spot such things the sooner you can get them addressed by a professional.
One thing you can do during the storage process is inserting boot shaper inserts into your boots. These plastic inserts will help your boot maintain its shape and prevent unnecessary creases and folds in the boot’s fabric. These items are generally pretty inexpensive and often float around $10 or so dollars. Given how much they are helping to maintain your boots which are worth hundreds of dollars, we feel $10 is a worthwhile investment.
Plastic inserts can work great for both knee-high and short-length boots. Image courtesy of Amazon.
It’s also a good idea to pat dry your boots before storing them if you’ve been walking about in the rain. After you have checked your boots thoroughly and patted them dry, you should consider placing them in an area of the house that doesn’t get much traffic, a dedicated shoe closet is a great idea. Hall closets can work too but keep in mind other shoes from other members of your family or household will be placed there as well, so if those shoes are dirty, your boots might also get dirty as well. You’ll also want to keep them out of areas where someone could knock them over, step on them, where animals can reach them, and where food or drinks can be spilled on them. Accidents do happen but if you take the right precautions to avoid situations where said accidents can affect your boots, you’ll have much less to worry about.
How to Clean Stuart Weitzman Suede Boots
We mentioned above that you should dry your boots before storing them if you’ve been out in the rain, but we’d like to take some time to dive a bit deeper into the process of cleaning your boots so that they stay as nice as possible for as long as possible.
The suede boots are made from very fine material, as a result, they absorb more moisture than other boot materials. Be sure to dry your boots if they get wet and avoid storing them in locations that are wet or are exposed to extreme weather conditions like snow, heat, cold, etc. When cleaning use the sponge that comes in the boot’s shoe box or a soft cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals or rough items to clean such as toothbrushes or metal suede brushes for these boots.
Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 Boot Collection
The back stretch boot design is absolutely iconic, but none are more iconic than those that are a part of Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 Boot Collection. These flawless-fit boots are some of the brand’s best-selling items. This timeless classic delivers the high-fashion, high-function style that Stuart Weitzman is known and loved for.
5050 Soho Over-Knee Boots
These over-knee boots are available in two style types: pearl boots and fur boots. Image courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.
The 5050 Soho Over-Knee Boots are made from boucle & gabardine. The insole is leather and the outsole is rubber. These downtown-inspired boots are designed to be both lightweight and durable. The boots are available in sizes 3.5 to 12 narrow, medium, and wide. This particular style of boot is also available in the ankle boot design if you’re not a fan of the over-knee design.
5050 Lift Pearl Over-Knee Boots
These over-knee boots are only available in black. Image courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.
The 5050 Lift Pearl Over-Knee Boots are one of the brand’s top-rated items. These boots are available in sizes 3.5 through 12 narrow, medium, and wide. The 5050 Lift Pearl Over-Knee Boots combine three elements of design to achieve that iconic Stuart Weitzman look, the on-trend and lightweight LIFT lug soles, the classic utilitarian 5050 boot design, and the elegantly embellished pearls that decorate the boot. The boots are made from Nappa leather and feature rubber outsole with grooves that provide added traction. All these factors come together to give you a boot that is a must-have in any wardrobe.
We feel the best way to wrap up an article on such an iconic and well-known brand is to warn you about the very real threat of counterfeits and fakes that exist out there in the world.
How to Spot Fake Stuart Weitzman Boots
The Stuart Weitzman brand and its parent company Tapestry, Inc. take counterfeiting very seriously. They work hand in hand with law enforcement around the world to help stop and prevent the sale and production of counterfeit products. Counterfeiting has a negative impact on the company’s reputation as fake products are often produced with much less care and quality than real ones, and adversely affect the company’s profits, and the US economy. This is because the production and sale of counterfeit goods lead to an increase in child labor and organized crime.
The best way to avoid counterfeit/fake Stuart Weitzman brand boots is to purchase their products from the official website, retail stores, or other locations with official affiliation with the brand like Shopbop. In general, if you’re buying expensive named-brand boots from a shady dealer on Facebook or Craigslist you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Like most offers and deals on the internet, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.