8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2011
This boot is exactly what I was searching for - and Born quality is inherent in the boot. Plus the comfort is incredible! The heel is already low, but it just feels very comfy to walk around all day. The heel actually looks lower than it is by design of the heel profile - which is a little weird, but I'm OK with that. The top of the foot and ankle are are the best feature for me because I have smaller ankles, and boots always bag and sag very badly. These are about the best fit I've found anywhere. They're nice and snug with only a little bit of extra space. I'm about 5'3", size 6.5, and the shaft is the perfect height because the higher ones are a bit uncomfortable, and I think the over-the-knee boots are very trendy and make the wearer look like she should be standing on a street corner. But that's no surprise since the entire fashion industry is going that way - like, who-can-look-the-most-like-a-prostitute-and-get-away-with-it. But I digress!!! LOL.
The top of the boot leaves a gap, though, which is why I'm rating it 4 stars instead of 5. It's about 1.5" of space which is very obvious from a side view and looks lame, but from the front it looks fine, so I'm keeping them. On the positive side, I suppose this boot would fit a wider calf. These are really awesome boots. They'll go with a wool skirt, sweater dress, leggings, skinny jeans, ANYTHING. Oh, the finish is very, very slightly more casual - less shiny, and just a tiny bit rougher than other shiny black boots I have, but for me it's a nice change. I don't know if they'll go cold-weather-dressy, but I don't think that's Born's look anyway. And I have another pair with a higher heel already for that.
The quality of leather is very high. I mention that because I spent probably hundreds of hours last Fall looking for a dressier classic boot, and I noticed that with the global economy the way it is, you get much less leather for the price. Any boot less than $200 had much thinner leather than what I got a few years ago. So I would jump on these, especially if they're on sale and less than $200 anywhere. You'll probably own these for ten years! No, I don't work for Born. : Anyway you'll love these boots!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2012
I am a busy mom of four, a wife to an amazing man who works a ton, and I am 40 with a shot back (extruded disc) and I am in constant pain. I learned many years ago to not skimp on quality and now with my medical situation, I have to be aware of everything involving my body.
I would say 75% of my shoes are Born because I know what i'll get, quality and style. These boots are no exception. I bought them at Macy's after trying on a gazillion different boots. These were my top choice and my Sales Rep also. They are classy and very versatile. From jeans to wedding attire these boots has got it, hands down.
I would say my legs are of an average size although my calves are surprisingly quite buff...(it must be the way I walk or genetics!) When I first put my boots on, I actually have a hard time zipping them up, put after 10 seconds they're on and in another 10 seconds my feet and legs are in heaven. And to think, I almost didnt buy these because I thought they were too tight on my calves. Oh my, that would of been a huge mistake! Thank Goodness my Sales Rep knew her stuff!
Get the boots. You will LOVE them!
on November 13, 2011
Tried these boots on in store then ordered through Amazon. So comfortable and cute! More on the casual side which makes them perfect for running errands around town, but enough of a heel to wear for a night out too.
Seriously - best pair of boots I've bought in the past 3 years! They've already become a staple in my closet. You won't regret ordering these boots.
on November 28, 2011
The color Marrone is great! They are so comfy and perfect for me being a new momma with a 1 year old running around, I can still catch him while wearing them! Great height and fit nicely on my calf, I can still tuck my pants in. You can tell they are well made! I highly recommend !