Reviewed by Dawn from Florida on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I ordered this pair in size 8.5 as well as a pair in Espresso color in size 9. I kept this pair and sent the other pair back. I like these a lot more than the other color and size. These ran true to size for me and I liked the lighter regular brown leather (compared to the dark suede of the other ones). I wore these sometimes with one micro smartwool sock and sometimes with two pairs of sock and the fit is just right to not be too loose with one sock or too tight with two socks. They taper perfectly on my leg, over skinny jeans, without sticking out around the calf (which bothers me with so many other boots), so it is nice to finally have a pair that looks right on my leg. I like the multiple tie strings that actually do work to "cinch" the boot tighter or loosen it if you want--it was just about right the way it came, so I just leave those alone and love their cuteness! I wore these walking all over Breckenridge on a ski trip and they did well in snow and ice as well as indoors. I also wore them around North Florida (believe it or not it can get very cold here sometimes!). My feet stayed warm & dry on all accounts!! I love summer, but I will love when winter returns so I can wear these new favorites again!
Reviewed by Nettie from Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
My legs are on the slender size, and these boots fit just right. I wear a size 8 shoe and ordered a size 8 boot. If you plan to wear thick socks with these boots, I would order up 1/2 size. The ankles are a bit tight, but I loosened the lace and wore the boots around the house first. They are VERY comfortable and very well made.
Reviewed by Buttercup AT from Missouri, USA on Monday, February 10, 2014
Like other reviewers said, just untie the lower laces before putting them on and slide in. I also untied the top laces to get a little more calf room at the top. The leather is very smooth, nicely thick and well-made. They are very comfy (I wore them for a whole day) and true to size (8.5). I like the way they look tall (more formal) and scrunched (more casual). I wish STP had shown a photo of them scrunched, because they don't scrunch down very much without looking weird. They also will only stay scrunched about 2 inches lower. I still like how they look both ways.