With the 25% discount on the sale I thought these were excellent.value. I read the first review which said they ran a size large.
I am a size 9 (EUR 39) in a shoe, so I ordered the size 8, as per that initial review. I thought the 8 might sell out before the 9 and gambled. I have a very narrow foot. The size 8 are very snug but I wouldn't say uncomfortable and walking around my bedroom, I honestly feel like they will give a bit in time. The upper is leather, the sole is synthetic.
I would say they run a half size, not a full size, large.
I had a pair of shoes like this before which kept slipping off my heel and driving me mad. I am happy to keep this style in a size 8 because I want these a bit snug to have confidence they won't slip off my heel.
If you're a generous size 9 or if you have a wide foot or a definite roomier preference, just order the 9. There is an elastic grip at the heel which should eliminate any problems.
They are excellent quality and I plan to wear them with a tan pencil skirt, anything black or just jeans.
/ Jan 10 2015
These shoes are so much fun! I don't usually wear animal prints, but wanted to add a pair to my wardrobe for when I'm feeling sassy. I agree that the sale price + 25% makes these an incredible deal. I normally wear a 7.5 but ordered a 7 based on the above recommendation and it worked for me. I really appreciate the extra cushion and overall seems very well made. Can't wait to wear them.
/ Jan 16 2015
Maybe runs 1/2 size big?
These are super cute! Look great in person, but they just looked ridiculous on my feet for some reason. I have a weird relationship with pointy toes on me for some reason still. They were a tad loose, so if you're in between, maybe size down? Or get the normal size if you plan on standing for awhile. They are quite comfy, too.
I love these OTK boots! I have been looking for a pair for a while but I have very skinny calves and most boots are too wide for my chicken legs anyway. OTK boots will sag terribly if you have thin legs. THESE however are great. They curve in on the ankles and give a really nice silhouette rather than slouch or bag out. The black ones have a sueded look to them but they are not true suede. The leather is nice and soft but they are not the best leather I've had...but they are also not that expensive to begin with so it is to be expected. They are very comfortable for wearing all day long which is nice because they do have some heel to them. I bought my regular size 8 and am very happy with them. I would not be able to wear a really thick sock so if you want to do that...size ½ up. I am able to wear a thinner sock ... (it does not have to be tights thin but just not thick) with them and tuck my skinnies with no problem. I would actually like to be the grey or taupe color but those are sold out now. I am surprised I have not gotten really any complements on them but I think it is because I have only worn them with black leggings and skinnies making them not stand out much. But with that said, I love them. I am 5'6" and weigh 117 size 0-2 and wear a size 8 in shoes/boots 99% of the time for reference.
/ Jan 03 2015
Beautiful boots, wonderful leather, a steal!
I have been looking for a pair of over the knee boots and come across these boots (on clearance, at that!) and decided to spring for them in the gray, size 7.5 (which is my usual size). I had read the other reviews on here which said to go up a size but decided to go with my usual size. I would say to definitely go UP a size. When I got them in the mail, I figured, for the sake of style and the beauty of the pair, I could suffer a bit. However, I ultimately decided to return them for the next size up. The associate was extra wonderful and found them in size 8 for me and they should ship out in the next day or two.
Highly recommended boot but, as the other reviewers have noted, go up a 1/2 size from your usual size
/ Oct 31 2014
Order a half size up
I believe the reviewer before me should have ordered a half size up. I have a high arch and lean towards a slightly wider foot, and these fit like a charm. Then again, I did order a half size up so that I could wear thick socks with these boots in the winter. I am normally a size 7 but ordered a 7.5. My calves are fairly small and I had some room in the shaft to wear thick socks and jeans tucked into it.
With that being said, I would order a half size up.
The leather is beautiful, very soft and a curious mix of suede and full grain leather. The boot itself is comfortable to wear and goes with any look. The pictures show you exactly what you are buying. This is well worth the purchase.
received these yesterday in the mail, and i could tell they were high quality right out of the box. i've had wavering experiences with the quality of anthro shoes/boots and these are exceptionally well made. the leather is a gorgeous colour and the fit is true to size - i take an 8 or an 8.5 in shoes, and the 8 is perfect. the leather is stiff so the break-in period will be a little painful, but i have a feeling once that's done they'll be perfect. when i put them on this morning, my fiancé said they make my legs look a mile long! definitely worth the price.
/ Sep 11 2014
Essential Wardrobe Staple
These Chelsea booties are amazing! Superb fit, quality, and style. Supportive cushion inside and at the bottom of the sole. I couldn't be more excited and happy about this purchase. These are probably the best quality shoes I've purchased at Anthropologie thus far.
Only con is that they may take a few wears to break in. However, I am inbetween a size 8.5 and 9 and this is something that happens with most shoes that I buy, especially boots.
Amazing boots, highly recommend!!
/ Aug 28 2014
Personal Stylist Review
This is a classic Chelsea style boot with a supportive and wearable heel that is easy to slip on and off. With a sturdy sole and antique coloring that will only get better with time, this is a shoe that is made to last. -Claire
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I can't tell you how happy I was to find these boot and on sale none the less. I have a very hard time finding boots that are comfortable, fashionable and that fit my muscular calves. These hit every check mark. They are great for anyone who has a calves between 15.5"-16"5 becuase these stretch. I love the look and simplicity,they are super flattering and they are also very easy to get on and off which I was worried about since they don't have a zipper, not an issue at all. They do fit TTS they were snug at first but stretch out pretty quicky. I bought both colors thinking I would only keep one but I like them so much I am keeping both. They are fantastic!
/ Jan 22 2015
More please! Wish they had my size in black.
Love love love these. I have large calfs but only at very top hard to find boots that work. These are great! Came back to buy the black .. but none left in my size.
/ Nov 28 2014
Fun winter find.
Happened to see these on sale and appreciated that they were not a slouch boot, and didn't have a zipper. This is a must buy for ladies who have bigger calf circumferences and appreciate simple lines. I haven't stopped admiring them since they arrived. I wear them with jeans, leggings, tights…Perfect for my San Francisco "winter" weather. I purchased the grey ones. Very comfortable. Would love to see more styles like this on here.
I scored these booties in my local store's sale section and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I've already worn them twice, once with skinny ankle jeans and once with a dress, so I think that says how versatile they can be.
I felt they were very TTS length wise, but a little wide in the mid-foot area. I don't have narrow feet (the other reviewer does and I'm puzzled as to why they fit us both so well, considering my feet are kinda wide and flat, so your mileage may vary.)
Other good points about these is that the lace is prettier in person (a bit more sheer, too, than the pictures here) and the heel height is comfy to walk in. They are made particularly well for the price point. I also like that the lace section isn't scratchy or stiff against my bare foot. Nothing hurts or scratches on this shoe.
Bottom line: If you can get your hands on these, you'll likely have a comfy fitting adorable bootie that has an unexpected look and is highly versatile.
/ Feb 13 2015
Wow .. really nice ... great padding in the toe so will be able to wear even though is a high heal. picture does not show how nice the lacy part of the bootie is. Looking forward to wearing these with tights now and naked for spring.
/ Feb 16 2015
Beautiful booties. Sexy but office appropriate as well. As other reviewers stated, lace is more sheer in person. Comfortable and fit true to size.
I got these boots in whisky ~5 yrs ago and still wear them all the time! I am so glad Sam Edelman has brought them back, because I'm ready for new ones I've worn them so much. I'm 5'8'' and these are one of the few truly over-the-knee boots I've been able to find that don't have a trashy style to them. They're 1-2'' above my knees, so if you're not too tall just know what to expect. I couldn't say enough good things about these boots. The leather is really soft and nice, they stay up really well- don't have much of a slouch at the ankle at all. Tapered well so they don't start to get wide below your calf (another problem I have with most tall boots because of my long legs). I get compliments on them all the time still. They go with everything and are just beautiful. They're fitted enough that I can wear them nicely with just leggings or socks, but roomy enough that I can also fit skinny jeans into them (even straight or bootcut if I fold the bottom of the jeans just right). If you're even thinking about these, GET THEM! Note, I'm ordering my second pair just now, so I don't know if he has changed them since the last time these were out (which is really what I'm reviewing). They look exactly the same so I'm sure they're at least very close.
/ Jan 06 2015
Amazing Boots........A MUST BUY!!!
I was instantly attracted to these boots when I saw them online. I also read the previous reviewer and she certainly was spot on about them. I purchased the whiskey color and they are gorgeous, They are made of excellent quality and the height of the boots are spectacular. I HIGHLY recommend ladies!!!
/ Jan 03 2015
Comfy & Warm
I purchased this boots based on the recommendation written by one of reviewers. I am so glad I trusted her review and got it!
I saw these boots online and knew I had to order them and see if they were as stylish in person as they appeared online. They are gorgeous! The suede is soo soft and the sole of the boot is very well made with excellent padding for extra comfort. I typically avoid heeled boots or shoes for work, but these boots are so comfortable that I find myself wearing them to work quite often! I will be purchasing the boot in cognac as well. These boots are a must have.
/ Aug 29 2014
How have I already missed out??
Anthro, these are the perfect boots! I looked for them all through last fall and winter and couldn't find them and then here they were on my favourite website. But I want the cognac and they don't even appear anymore! Are they all gone? Will there be more? I am devastated! How have I missed out already and it's not even fall yet??
/ Sep 10 2014
I second the note above! I had the same reaction to the cognac no longer being on the site.
But now I see the gray is back up again so I hope the cognac will be added as well!