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Close to perfection.
on September 30, 2012
I have had the most challenging time finding a pair of long boots that work for me. I am 5'1" with 13" calves. Most are too long and too big around for me and I end up looking like a kid wearing her mom's boots. I ordered the black/cognac boots in size 6 and cannot believe how much I like them! They are the perfect calf circumference (for those that don't have slim calves, there is a built-in expander). The height is just about ideal - they are maybe an inch taller than what I would prefer, ending just below the knee, but they are better than any other boots I've tried in the last couple of years. First off, I am ALL ABOUT a pair of boots that I can wear with anything. These fit the bill in more than one way. 1) Color: Black AND cognac - which means I can wear black AND brown (and every color in-between) with them. 2) Style: Good balance between casual and dressy. Wear them over skinny jeans? Why yes, yes I will. Skirt/dress? Absolutely. 3) And last but not least: comfort. I waited to write this review until I had actually worn them out for a few hours. I walked around a downtown festival and these require no break-in time. Score!
One other thing: A couple of reviews I have read mentioned that the ankles were a little loose. I have fairly narrow ankles and the boots are not THAT loose. In fact, it seems to work out really well for me, because it makes it so there is enough room to fold up my jeans at the bottom and then zip over them without seeing or feeling any bulk.
That's all! I hope this helps you if you're on the fence about purchasing these boots!