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on October 18, 2012
I was a little leery ordering these when I read the other review, however, I have purchased lots of Nine West products in the past and thought I would give them a chance. I love these boots.
The leather is high quality, and the boots look exactly like the picture. They are tall, and on me, they fit my calves snugly (if not a smidge too snugly...but I am sure they will stretch...I just got them out of the box). I usually wear a 9 1/2 or a 10, and since these were flats I got the 9 1/2 and they fit well. I can't wear thick socks with them, but they are perfect with thin socks on.
I am 5'9, 160 pounds, and I am telling you this in the hopes you will be able get more use out of my review. I have feet that are not thin, not terribly wide, but can be squished sometimes in pointy boots. In these, they fit almost perfectly. One foot is a little tighter than the other, but again, I haven't even worn them to break them in yet.
They have a zipper in the back of the boot that unzips all the way down, so you don't have to try to squish your heel in, and I love that! I would call these a riding boot, because they come up high on your leg and they are straight. But, when I am sitting with my legs bent, the boot isn't so high it hits the back of my knee.
I ordered these from Amazon and got them two days later....gotta LOVE prime!
Update: After wearing them half a dozen times, these boots are breaking in perfectly. I don't want you to think I had to go through tons of blisters before they got comfy either...no. They were just tight in places at first. I wore them
about 3 hours the first night, 4 hours the next time, and by the fourth time wearing them I am comfortable in them all day. They are now fitting my feet like a glove, thanks to the way good leather behaves. The foot that was tight no longer is, and the calves have loosened up (is it my feet that are very slightly different sizes, not the boots). I even wear them over skinny jeans now. These might become my favorite boots. I am seriously considering buying a second pair because at a certain age, you realize there are only a few "great" footwear purchases in your life (know what I mean?). The only reason I may not, is because I think these will last me a good 20 years.
I so hope this review helps you. It is very hard to buy shoes online.