Reviewed by Janels from Highlands ranch, CO on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I bought these for a trip to Boston over the holidays,mand knew I would be dressing up more than my usual suede fur lined boots would allow. I love boots made in Canada, and have generally found them warm and well-made. I was dubious about the partial side zippers, but they are actually good at tugging down pant bottoms I usually just stuff inside. It also makes them easy to remove. I was also dubious about the wedge, as I wanted a dressier boot. But the wedge is well shaped, and gives off a sleek appearance, while is more comfortable than a higher heel. They were a bit large, and my feet slipped to the front of the boot until I put orthotic insoles in, and that seemed to do the trick. I had extra room so that they weren't pinching, but allowed me to stand for at least 4 hours without pain at a holiday party. I usually get boots a bit large, wanting the comfort; but if you want a closer fit, order your actual size. They are also quite generous in the calf, which also has an elastic gusset. With just tights, it was a little too wide, but worked well if you plan to wear over jeans or pants. I also can add boot cuffs to take up the extra space in the top. The slouch effect adds to the interest, and it all seems to work well together as a good style for either casual or dress wear. The sole has a good enough grip that I hope they won't slip on snow or ice, but have not worn them on that surface yet. They seemed warm enough, but I didn't spend a lot of time outside with them; but given the generous sizing and calf, can wear with thick socks. I don't know if they are waterproof, as it did not snow or rain when we were there.
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living
Pros: Comfortable, Easy Entry & Exit, Good Traction, Lightweight, Stylish
Reviewed by teacher from vermont on Monday, March 21, 2011
Great fit, stylish look. Waterproof and warm in the snow. Perfect for work even in inclement weather. Might not be a good match for those with bigger calves-- the zipper does not go all of the way to the top, so a squeeze in and out is necessary. I