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Cole Haan Women's Jodhpur Knee-High Boot,Black,8 B US
Size Name: 8 B(M) USColor Name: BlackChange
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58 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 8.5 B(M) USColor Name: Black SuedeVerified Purchase
Selecting riding boots can be tough: with so much shoe, it's difficult to find one that fits sleekly but allows room to tuck in leggings/jeans, doesn't gape at the ankle, and, not least, actually feels comfortable to walk in. There's a LOT of options out there because the equestrian trend is huge right now...

After pouring over a lot of reviews, I determined the look and rumored fit of the Jodhpur was a safe bet. Amazon's price was hard-to-beat and, afterall, Cole Haan makes beautiful and dependable footwear. That's why I was so bummed when they arrived.

Firstly, I'd never have guessed these were Cole Haans. I ordered in the rich-looking black suede... but in person? Wow, cheap cheap! I'm a bit of a suede snob but I know you don't have to shell out big bucks to experience buttery, thick, supple suede. The quality is not what CH usually churns out--the suede was thin, looked worn-in already (the slightly 'distressed' look is so tiresome) and the side goring was what I'd expect to see on a shoe half this price. I noticed in the few moments I had one on, they also picked up everything. Funny, but my other quality suede simply does not do that. Had these been the 'winter-proof' kind of boots like a La Canadienne or similar rugged brand I may have forgiven the look/feel of the suede. But these are hardly weather-proof...the included CH standard 'don't knick or scuff them' card reminded me these are just for lookin' pretty. So why inferior materials?

I ordered in 9 as I'm between 8.5 and 9 and found they were TTS. However, I was so disappointed I didn't even try on the mate. But on the one foot, I could easily tell they would be decently comfy and the width was a steady 'M'. No surprises.

What about the all important fit in the pesky calf area? Too tight, you look like a sausage roll; too loose and it looks like you're trying to smuggle candy bars due to all the gaping. The side panel goring allows for some stretch and I noted that that the Jodhpur has been cited as athletic/wide calf-friendly. At 14 1/2 inches, my calves are fairly standard and the fit was SNUG. Yes, they'd stretch more, but personally, I'd not consider these if you're over 15 1/5 and you plan to tuck in.

Since there is NO ZIPPER, beware if you have a high instep. I don't, so these slipped on with just a bit of wrangling. But having a narrow heel and very low instep may be a requirement if you don't feel like a wrestling match.

Most problematic, besides the inferior materials, was the bunching. No, not at the ankle where riding boots tend to slack, wrinkle, and bunch, but higher on the shin. Very weird. These made me appear to have very thin ankles (a good thing) and then a few inches up the suede stuck out quite awkwardly, then tightened again at the calf. Not a flattering silhouette. Very weird. It's like I had square blocks attached to the front of my shins.

Even if you think the Jodhpur may work, fit wise, if you're a fan of Cole Haan, you'll know this particular pair is not up to their usual standards. These went back the following day. At this price point, you can do much, much better. So my quest continues.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2013
These boots were great and fit my huge 18" calves. Unfortunately, I'm only 5'1" so they hit me in the back of the knee when I sit.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2014
Size Name: 7 B(M) USColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
When I got these boots, I was a bit concerned with the quality....they didn't seem to be of the caliber I'd expect from a top designer. I went into the Cole Haan store and felt the leather of the other boots, and it was TOTALLY different. A much better leather in the store than the boots I got. These have more of the feel of a rainboot. i asked the guy who worked there and he said it could have been a knock off. I'm pretty sure it is. Will be returning this, and am peeved that there was no mention of this being an outlet or a knock-off ANYWHERE. Amazon, if you're reading this, look into it! I don't know if you've been tricked, but I expected better from you!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2012
Size Name: 7 B(M) USColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Not only do these boots look beautiful, but they are very comfortable. I have medium width calves and they fit perfectly. The gusset allows for skinny pants to slide right in. The leather is soft and flexible but stiff enough in the shaft to prevent slouching. No break in period required. I normally wear a 7 and the 7 is a perfect fit. The width is medium.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2014
Size Name: 10 B(M) USColor Name: SequoiaVerified Purchase
Very disappointed got product today leather was peeling off and the heel was lapse sided. Poor quality making me wonder if it is real leather/Cole Haan
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2012
Size Name: 10.5 B(M) USColor Name: Oxblood SuedeVerified Purchase
I bought a pair of oxblood jodhpurs in size 8.5 and they feel true to size. My calfs are medium width. Of all my dress boots, these are the most snug and comfortable. They are sleek and feminine-looking on the calf and also in the foot area, they have a lovely tapering around the foot, no squishiness. I like the color. i would call it burgundy. The style and color really make these boots stand out, whether worn with dark denim skinny jeans, or a skirt.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2014
Size Name: 11 B(M) USColor Name: SequoiaVerified Purchase
I have very athletic calves and these boots are amazing. I've been looking for knee-high boots for ages that would fit my calves. Once I found boots with the elastic panels on the sides, I knew that style would be my best option. However, it's hard to find a chic, affordable boot in that style. I didn't want to spend the equivalent of my mortgage each month on a pair of Stuart Weitzman 5050. These are exactly what I wanted. The leather is gorgeous, super soft, and pliable. I got the Sequoia color and it's a rich, brandy color. Coordinates well with all the neutral colors. For me, they were a little bit tight in the foot, particularly the arch because of how my foot is shaped, but they stretched out just by wearing thick socks and walking around my house in them for a couple hours a day for about a week. If you get these and they feel too tight, just hold out hope and keep trying to stretch them for a little while. I have long legs, so these don't go quite to my knees. It's close enough that I'm happy, though.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2013
Size Name: 8.5 B(M) USColor Name: SequoiaVerified Purchase
I get so many compliments with these shoes. As an athletic woman my calves dont always fit into traditional boots and these are perfect! Almost a year later and they still hold their shape like they're brand new.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2013
Size Name: 7.5 B(M) USColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
They fit according to size, a little snug, but they fit well on the leg and do not gap. Classic boot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2014
Size Name: 7.5 B(M) USColor Name: Oxblood SuedeVerified Purchase
These boots met all my expectations. I ordered them in oxblood suede. The color is unusual but beautiful. I wasn't totally sold on them but I wore them anyway, the day after they arrived, because it was freezing cold weather. I wore them with a black knee length skirt and a black turtleneck. I received tons of compliments! I don't anticipate wearing them often because the color is so bold that it really has to be the focus of your outfit, but if you're looking for a pair of boots to showcase then these are it.

As far as fit goes, I'm a 7.5 and these fit true to size in my opinion. They hug the leg well, which is most important for me - they don't sag (I hate that look). Don't expect to wear boot socks with them, or tuck in a pair of jeans. They are too fitted for that. The boots are also super comfortable. I wore them all day and was on my feet a lot with no complaints.

Putting them on isn't the easiest, but the elastic sides make it do-able. I love these boots and plan to purchase them in the black leather and black suede - when I catch them on sale like the oxblood pair.
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