I will never wear a skinny jean.
I am not, nor have I ever been, built that way.
I prefer a jean with a tapper boot cut leg that gives me length and ease and recently purchased a DKNY SOHO JEAN SHORT -30 which does the trick while giving the illusion of a "skinny" jean. The hem covers the toe of my shoe, lengthening my legs and the 2% spandex overs ease and movement.
At $48 it isn't a steal but it sure is a bargain