Reviewed by Smeggy from Philly on Monday, November 28, 2011
Personally i adore these boots! very cool looking, easy on/off, zipper works well (not cheap-o) I can zip them up or wear them zipped down, either way they stay on my feet but having very thin ankles & calves i choose to zip up so the circumference is smaller. although there is still plenty of room around my ankles/lower calves, the boots are flattering. they don't look stupid! this is amazing to me because i've tried on dozens upon dozens of boots and these are the first pair i've found that aren't lace up that look ok (finding good fitting boots is a problem us skinny-legged girls run into often. if you have chicken legs like me you know what i'm talkin' about)
I got these in dark green & they rock, such an awesome alternative to black or brown. and i just ordered the gypsy/gold color. I can't WAIT to get those!
anyway, i ordered size 7 and they fit true to size (my feet are dead on 7's) with regular socks on. I tried to wear a fairly thick pair of socks one day for a few hrs, and they felt slightly too snug this way but my feet didn't hurt. but if you plan to use these in really cold weather and want to layer up with thick socks then i'd go up 1/2 a size.
They really are waterproof, i tested mine in the rain on several occasions & they stayed completely dry. As for warmth, I am wearing these now in the fall while it's mild/cool. Although they are fleece lined, they aren't incredibly warm like my snow boots are. I would not expect these to be as warm as most snow boots, i think of these more as rain boots. (so I will probably not wear them out in a snow storm or sub-zero weather)
These babies aren't sold in the stores near me (i checked) and i haven't seen anyone else wearing them, but i've seen people stare enviously at them. So I say take a chance & order them, you can always send em back if you don't like them but you just might LOVE them :)
Best Uses: Best for cool weather, Every day fall weather, Wet Conditions
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Gear Usage: Rain
Pros: Aesome color combos, Comfortable, Easy Entry & Exit, Funky retro style, Good Traction, Lightweight, Stylish, Waterproof