Let me first say that the 'black' color is a deep rich brown leather and the pattern colors are light tan, a peek of darker tan(almost golden), burnt red/orange, and the darker color looks to go black/navy. Beautiful! I was drawn to these although they really aren't my aesthetic (at all) but I took a chance and I am glad I did! The quality and craftsmanship is there and the patterns are handmade from vintage fabric with the entire manufacturing process is Made in Spain (on card in shoebox) these are truly one of a kind! I didn't feel as though at regular price they were overpriced for this particular boot, but that being said I did get them on sale which was a plus! I usually wear a 6.5 and purchased the 37 -- they fit perfect! My only, only con is that the boot shaft is quite big for a shorter boot but I also do have slim legs/ankles and have always had trouble with boots fitting slim to the leg.
/ Mar 03 2015
Gorgeous and very unique!
I was so excited to find these in my size, and even more so, to get them on sale. That being said, I am usually a true 8 narrow. I ordered them in a 38, and found them to run wide and short in the foot. The toe comes to a very pronounced point, and since the foot is cut wide, that makes my foot slide forward and press against the pointy toe. A thick pad on the bottom helps quite a bit and makes them wearable for me. They do not come in half sizes so a full size up would not help, only exaggerate the wideness of the foot. If you are in between sizes or a true half size, I do recommend going up to the next full size. The shaft part, or fabric part of my boots do not happen to have the same areas of the fabric on them. In fact, they have two different patterns and colors on them, but you can tell that they are part of the same large fabric. One has a reddish background and the other one is more of a greenish with rust. I actually like the fact that mine are not exactly alike. They are very well made and lined with a thick, almost suede feeling fabric in the shaft area. These are made to last. No zippers, just easy pull on and off, so the shaft is quite big around. I am thrilled with the look of these boots!
/ Jan 12 2015
Pricey But Worth Every Penny
These boots are a bit pricey but I've never worn a pair of boots that I've gotten more compliments on! The ONLY complaint is that they are not available in half sizes. I wear an 8.5 and ordered them in a 9 (39) and rightly, they fit like a nine, thus I wear them with a thick pair of socks. Still they are terribly comfortable and I wear them all the time.
Really lovely pair of boots- they look very similar to the image. If anything differs, it would be the color of the heel.. appears a bit more reddish purple in real life than in the picture would suggest.
I usually don't wear shoes with a very tall heel, so perhaps that's partly the reason (could also be because I have wider feet), but these shoes were VERY uncomfortable the first day I wore them. So painful that I was about to try to return them the next day. But I decided to stick it out, and have worn them a few more times since then. While they still are not comfortable by any means, they're bearable... and worth it considering how cute and flattering they are. So if you're used to wearing heels or have narrower feet, then I'd say definitely go for it! But if either of those two statements don't apply to you, then you've been warned :)
But I'm still happy with my purchase and hope that with more wear they will become less uncomfortable!
/ Oct 14 2014
The ad is not truthful about heel height. It is a 3 3/4" heel.
The fit is snug, so maybe order a size up, especially if you plan on wearing more than a stocking or tights with these boots.
/ Oct 22 2014
Beautiful in real life, but I should have listened to the prior review and sized up. My normal 9.5 was a no-go; hoping the size 10s I exchanged for will work.
Bought both colors, comfy fit. A unique look you don't see coming and going. Have to see these on to really appreciate them. They receive compliments galore!! I typically wear them with a skinny jean, cuffed. The longer laces allow for versatility. LOVE THEM!
/ Jan 31 2015
as comfortable as running shoes
These run a touch small - I'm generally between a 7 to a 7.5 and I went with an 8 for these. These are truly far better in person - the materials are beautiful and well crafted. The laces are very very long which I find odd but other than that, I can't wait for spring. The slightly lower cut at the front gives a great leg line also.
Beautiful pair of heels that are unbelievably comfortable. I bought them because I needed more professional shoes and these are beyond satisfying for my first pair of heels :) definitely worth every cent, and is even more worthwhile purchasing with the sale price!
/ Jan 02 2015
Very comfortable and stylish
Excellent color, very comfortable. Wore them all night on NYE. Hopefully they last a long time b/c I plan on wearing them to every event I can.
I love these boots, even though I returned mine. They were so cute on and had a very vintage look to them. I did not read the description well and was hoping there was a zipper. While the ties at the top of the boots offer plenty of room to get in and out of them, I prefer quick and easy off, especially since I travel a lot.
/ Dec 30 2014
I love these boots but wasn't sure if they would work for me since I am only 5'1". Just received them in the mail and the length is fine but sadly my calves are too chubby. They're a little difficult to put on because there's no zipper but the natural color is really cute ... I only wish I could shrink my calves somehow. I'm able to get my legs in the boots but there's a slit below the ties in the back and they pull open showing my calves peaking through :( They are unfortunately, going back.
I honestly think I've worn these almost every single day since I bought them. They are extremely comfortable, so classic but with that calf hair, they have a fun twist that really gets them noticed. If they still had my size, I'd buy another pair because I'm obviously going to run these into the ground from so much wear. They go with anything.
/ Oct 31 2014
These dress booties by DV Dolce Vita offer an uncommon combo of calf hair and leather for a look that's ever-stylish and effortlessly trendy. They fit like a glove TTS and I am able to walk around easily in them. Great addition to my ever expanding shoe wardrobe!