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Stylish, warm, comfortable
on November 15, 2012
I had caught eye of the Polo Ranger boots some months back and knew I wanted them. I slowly saved money until the day I was ready to buy them, and then - what? - my color is out of stock? Now what... do I compromise and get a color I don't want? Or shell out extra money to get it elsewhere (Amazon almost always dominates prices).
So I did some sleuthing, here, Macy's, 6pm, and found this other boot (THIS boot) - the Radbourne. At first, I thought it was just a bigger boot with nothing else to offer. But the more I read, the more I confirmed the leather and construction are as good _if not better_ than the Ranger. Additionally, the length and tweed inlining allows them to be folded down for a really cool look (search for it).
So I bit and got the boots. Came in two days and I tried them on. I downsized half a size like some other reviews here suggested, and at first panicked that they were too small. However, with a boot this big, the first time does take some weasling into and loosening of laces and the like. The 10.5 fits snug and warm on me, when I'm usually an 11.
And the boot itself? Fantastic. The leather is buttery soft, marbled in texture and feels great. I got the burgundy, but I've heard just as good comments about the Tan and Black. And the look is sharp - but you know that already. The only downside for some is that the boot is high. I like that, but I know a lot of people prefer shorter boots. Personal choice.
If you're looking for a casual yet sharp ranger/hiking style boot, Radbourne is a solid choice.