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Fine but unremarkable boot
on October 7, 2013
There's nothing WRONG with this boot, as far as I can tell. The quality is "fine" for the price range and materials, the look is "fine" in the current fashion scene, the laces + cuffs give you some flexibility to how you style it.
The fit is definitely large — usually I can squeeze into a size 10, if I'm not wearing socks or tights. Size 10 in the Georgia 28 boot left me tons of room for a pair of THICK winter socks. Size down unless you like very, very roomy boots.
These boots also have a very, very roomy toe box and generous heel. It didn't just feel like a size up, it felt like a size up + wide width. NOT uncomfortable at all, just oddly spacious for a cheap women's boot.
Really, I just personally didn't like it. I saw this boot in pictures at Lulu's (which will probably be censored by Amazon, but I tried) and was like, "OH MY F-ING SQUEE!" and HAD TO HAVE IT because it was SO stylish, and Amazon had it cheap + free returns so why not?
But then... it arrived... and I put it on... and I was like... "Hmmm. Meh." Like, I actually felt guilty. I kept TRYING to like it. I was ANGRY at myself for not liking it.
But it just didn't do it for me. The all-synthetic design made my feet uncomfortably hot really quickly vs. my usual leather boots, the insole (like most cheap shoes) is poorly insulated and hurt my feet after a while, and when I was actually wearing the design it just looked really underwhelming and "meh" instead of the awesome it looked like in photos.
Overall, a disappointment, and I'm sending it back because it's both visually underwhelming, and uncomfortable to wear. But let me stress again this is NOT a bad boot for its price range, materials, and purpose. If you like the look in photos, TRY IT OUT. I definitely recommend trying this boot if you like the look — it's a good enough boot to be worth at least a try. =)