Almond toe riding boot boot with dual buckle hardware. Full side zipper. Leather upper. Measurements: heel 1 1/4", shaft 16" and circumference 14".
It was pretty uncomfortable when I first put it on (especially in the heel), but since I'd been told that that's how a boot SHOULD feel at first, I pressed on. It fits great now, and the calf stretched out enough that even my fat calves fit in it.
December 1, 2013
Calf and ankle too wide, leather looks man-made.
The foot is true to size, or maybe a little on the narrow size. I normally wear a 7 (narrow when I can find it, but these are an M) and these fit perfectly, very comfortable with socks or without. From the ankle through the calf, it is at least two inches too big for a fitted type riding boot. They look OK though, and are still roomy over jeans, so I will keep them. It's always good to have an extra comfy 'walking-around' boot. Hopefully, as the leather softens, they won't become droopy.
I too think the leather doesn't look rich, more like man-made. I have other 9-West boots (only brand I buy online, because they always fit me, except for the calf,) and the leather on those is beautiful.
Noisy buckles - just a dab of metal epoxy inside the 'barrel thing' under the prong, and it's fixed.
November 29, 2013
I love these boots. The quality is great and looks very classy. Do measure calf size before purchase tho, it's a little tight for me, I can't wear jeans underneath. But it makes my legs look skinner with the snug fit, just love look.
November 27, 2013
Pretty Good Boot
I have wide calves so it's always a crapshoot to order boots online. These were a tiny bit tight but I adjusted the calf buckle and they zipped up fine. If your calves are much larger than 16 or 17 inches you probably won't fit in them. They run big, I could have gone a 1/2 size smaller than normal but I wanted to be able to wear socks or thick stockings with them if need be. I got them in the black suede and absolutely love the material.
November 26, 2013