Reviewed by Freckles from Sydney on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The shearling is so soft and lovley however the shoe part of the boot is not constructed so that your foot feels secure in it...there is no heel support which means that you dont feel like you have the boot on. I think with the heel height and lack of support it's a turned ankle waiting to happen. Shame as i had high hopes!
Reviewed by gr8lady from Kamchatka, Russia on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The boots are VERY stylish. As for the size, I usually wear 6.5 or 37 European and ordered 7 after reading previous reviews. 7 fits perfect! The leather is extremely soft. Looks super stylish with jeans.
Reviewed by scaryblondechick from New York, NY on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I'm going to start by saying that the other reviewers are correct: this boot runs large; and the shaft is not boot-stiff, but more like coat shearling, soft and relatively thin; and, finally, the footbed is not shearling, but a regular shoe bed up through the heel, though the shaft is shearling down to there and over the instep.
But I like that it's softer, because that means I can cuff the shaft anywhere I like, from high up as shown, all the way down to '80s retro ankle height.
As for the larger size - I normally take a 7.5W or an 8M. Upon reading other reviews of this boot, I ordered it in 8.5, and at the same time, went to another website and ordered shearling footbed liners. Now the whole foot (except the heel) is soft and warm shearling, and the boot fits perfectly. I advise you to do the same - but note that if the 8.5 fits my wide foot that normally fits a size 8, it may not fit your normally sized 8.5 - this is a fairly narrow cut.
Please do bear my modifications in mind when ordering. Everything bad they say about this boot is true; and if you know that when you order, this boot is just perfect.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, Date Night, Going Out
Reviewed by outdoors-in-style from San Jose, CA on Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I was so excited when I ordered the boots - they looked very cool yet stable, ideally to dress up jeans in the winter; unfortunately the shaft is made from very soft leather , which is nice, but because it is also wide (in order to get in since it does not have a zipper) it slouches and looks a bit sloppy. I also did not have a good hold in the heel, i would slip out with each step; too bad, had to return them.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, Going Out
Cons: Shaft too soft and wide
Describe Yourself: Comfort-oriented, Stylish
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Stable, Stylish, Well Made