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great--but falls a little short for tall girls
on October 8, 2013
I noticed these boots quickly popped up recently online and are selling out fast, but there are few reviews out yet, so i am putting this out quick to help put out more 2 cents on them. They are a very good counterpart to their almost $600 protege, ahem, you know what boots i am talking about, but they do fall a little short, literally. i measured the front of the shaft from the arch straight up to the top front along the zipper and i measured them at about 21" (backside about 19"), this should be good for most women, but as i am almost 5'11" they do just hit at the mid-bottom of the kneecap for me, i do believe about an inch below where the 5050 hits. This should be no problem for most women but i want my OTK to hit at least to mid-kneecap.
Next, the quality of the leather is very good. It is soft and looks high quality, buuttt the back material is just okay. it doesn't have the elasticity i was hoping for to hug the back of my calf. my calf at it's widest hits just short of 15", and i got a bit of gaping going on between the back of the boot and my calf, i pretty much wear exclusively leggings, if i was into denim it might hug just right. The inside zipper makes for getting this boot off and on super easy.
I am a true size 9.5, and the 9.5 fits me perfect. The sole is of high quality and I think they would do allright for the winter. All in all, these boots are awesome for under $200 boots, i love them, but i was hoping they would substitute the need for me to get the pricier version, just not quite cutting it, so i can't comment on how comfortable they are to walk in all day long, but they seem very comfortable. regardless i would recommend them if you are not as picky or tall as me! :)