Rated 3 out of 5 by dml1 so pretty...but not practical
ok, I really REALLY really wanted to love these boots. they are beautiful and I had images of wearing them with jeans or a dress, with a wedge that I can actually walk in. HOWEVER: I would love for the person who designed these to give me a call and explain to me how I'm supposed to fit my foot into and out of these with the cute braided cord wrapped around them. Am I supposed to untie it and retie it around my ankle each time I take them on and off?? or just jam my foot and ankle in and try to scoot the cord over it?
Also, the shaft of the boot is pretty narrow overall, not easy to get your foot into, and tight around my average-sized calf. while beautiful to behold, just don't understand how I'm actually supposed to wear these in real life (esp for $300!).
September 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by antrhofan Disappointed
I was so excited to receive these boots; however I really should have listened to the other reviews. The boots in design are flawed. They are really hard to get on, I think mainly due to the half zip and the narrow lower shaft. Having to take the cord off isn't that big of a deal to me, that's not the hard part. I have muscular defined calves and never have a problem with boots in regards to having to get extended calf, but these are extremely thin. I will say that the quality of the leather is fantastic and the patina of the leather is beautiful. Overall really disappointed with the design.
November 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ACHNYC Rock n roll with style
First of all, these look absolutely beautiful in person with their graceful design and slightly mottled color. I'm surprised that other reviewers had such difficulty with the fit - these are true to size on me and fit my calves with no issues (I'm thin but my calves have shape and are definitely not skinny).Yes, if worn with jeans, they'll need to be skinny jeans and might be snug. But I plan on wearing these mostly with dresses, skirts, and leggings. Also, I wore these for the first time today walking around NYC and they were comfortable. I DO agree with the other reviewers that the fact that the braided cord is not attached, but must be wrapped and tied on each time you wear the boots, is a silly design flaw.
However, these look very sexy yet rock n roll and will be sure to earn you many compliments.
October 10, 2012