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65 people found this helpful
on January 21, 2016
I love my Wellies! Every time I wear them I get compliments.
I believe the bad reviews are from people who have never owned/worn rain boots before. These fit exactly like every other rain boot I've ever worn. I wear a size 8 and that's what I got. Yes, they are roomier than a normal boot/shoe but ALL rain boots fit like that. Best example I can give is how Crocs fit.
As for the reviewer that said the calves were too small they must be either really overweight or a bodybuilder because I'm muscular, have always had large calves, and these have plenty of room with the strap buckle cinched all the way down. If you need more room then let the strap out on the sides.
These are rubber boots so, yes, there is a slight rubber smell but it's not so strong you notice it unless your nose is really close to them. How often does that happen when wearing them?
For ultimate comfort I suggest using gel inserts. I do this with all of my boots. Wear a nice thick sock and you can wear these all day with no problem.
If you're not wearing tights, leggings, or tucked in jeans you can get some rubbing on the calves but letting out that strap should help with that. Again, this is typical of all rain boots but these are better than others I've worn.
I will probably buy another pair from this vendor in a different color.