Women's Blakeley Riding Boots
My favorite boots ever
I'm 5'9" 160 lbs with muscles (thanks, Dad!). I'm tired of boots that scrunch my calves, so when I learned that the "wide" Blakeley means wider calf size, I ordered a pair. Right out of the box, I knew these were perfect. The calf size allows me to tuck in jeans with room to spare -- but not too much. And the boots themselves are a joy to walk in. I have high arches, and the insoles support them perfectly. The leather is so soft, there was no break-in needed. I never thought I'd be one of those shoppers who said, "I need one in every color!" but I am. I bought a second color and love them, too. Both at 40% off made the price reasonable to me, because these are going to last a decade or more. I've been trending toward size 9.5 in shoes, but size 9 here are ideal.
October 28, 2012
Amazing Quality A Great Price. Works for Petites too!
This is the first review I've ever written, but it's worth the trouble for these boots! They are the fourth pair of low heeled or flat black boots that I've tried on this season and I'm happy to report that I've finally found the right pair!
About me: I am 5'2", 115 lbs., and have a 14" calf (at the widest point). I ordered a size 7 regular (not wide) and it fits very well. I can wear the boots with jeans tucked in and I still have plenty of room. I can also wear them with tights and they don't look too loose. The boot hits about 1.5 inches below my knee.
Quality: The leather is buttery (not stiff), so it will contour to your leg, for a flattering fit (instead of the weird scrunching at the ankles). The sole of the shoe is rather padded, providing extra comfort.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this boot. I haven't been able to find a better pair at this price point (even the Coach boots that I just returned retailed for over $300 and did not fit nearly as well). If you're lucky enough, you can snag a coupon code online for 40% off + free shipping, like I did (googling "lands end coupon code"). If you're unsure about the proportions, check the specs and measure your calf before buying. Happy Fall!
October 17, 2012
Cute boot, Excellent Quality!
I LOVE these boots! I got the darker brown color and the color is deep and rich. I ordered the wid shaft and they fit perfectly and run true to size. I am petite (5'3") and it is extremely difficult to find boots that fit. Being short, the fact that these boots are an inch shorter than most make them perfect for me. The price is great for the quality, especially at 25% off. I can't wait to wear these this fall!
August 18, 2012
Very good quality. A boot that will last for more than one season!
This was ordered for my daughters to wear. They are going to love them! Great boot for the price. Much nicer leather than other brands I checked out.
December 7, 2013
Love these boots
I join the other reviewers who love this boot. I bought the black. It is a good-looking, comfortable fit for me right out of the box. I like the height of the shaft (I am 5'7" and it hits a few inches below my knee), I like the soft leather, I like how warm my legs are when I wear skirts in the winter. It is not super dressy but dressy enough for certain styles and certainly works with jeans. Fit is true to size. I would love to own another color.
December 7, 2013
Classic style, very comfortable
I have been searching for stylish comfortable riding boots for what seems like forever. I bought these boots on sale in the lightest color and upon receiving them, immediately ordered another pair in black. They fit my calves so well and the leather is so soft. They are so comfortable on my fussy feet-with no break-in period. I wear them with skinny jeans and heavy leggings. The first time I wore my black pair, I toured DC the whole weekend-absolutely happy and warm feet! I did not expect to find a pair of riding boots from Lands End but I left no stone unturned! These boots are fantastic!
December 7, 2013
These boots are delicious in every way - the quality craftsmanship, the style, the comfort... I wear a 9m and ordered these in a 10m for if I needed to wear thicker socks when it's really cold... I also have athletic calves - They are so comfortable with just plain tights or if you layer socks. Fabulous and timeless style! GREAT boots - Thanks Lands End!!
December 5, 2013
These boots are even more beautiful in person! The leather is amazing quality, the cognac color is rich and the texture of the leather is subtle but adds character. The cotton lining adds comfort without being uncomfortably warm, so there is no need for long socks (unless you are in a very cold climate). I opted for the wide size 8 after referring to the sizing chart and this fits perfectly especially over skinny jeans, but my calves aren't too large so I can image how the wide would not fit those with larger calves, so be sure to measure before ordering! The boots are very comfortable and I can walk all day in them without the need for insoles. I actually prefer the zipper on the inside as others can see the beauty of the boot, but sometimes the zipper pulls can rub if you walk with your legs close together. Overall the best quality boot for the price, especially when on sale! Even better quality when compared to most designer boots on the market.
November 29, 2013
Love, Love Love these boots!
I wear a size 10 Wide and it is very difficult to find stylish boots that fit well. These are the best boots I have ever owned...they were comfortable right from the start and I have gotten many compliments on them. The only color available in my size when I first ordered them was the hazelnut, and I waited weeks for the black to become available, on sale. They look great with jeans or leggings and I couldn't be happier with them.
November 28, 2013
I have worn these boots at least twice a week since receiving them!
These boots are absolutely wonderful! I have spent the last three winters looking for boots to fit my calves, which are muscular but not huge. I tried store after store and countless brands most of these trips ending in tears of frustration . None of the regular shaft boots would zip more than half way and the wide calf boots were ugly at the ankles and not the style I was looking for.
Then I saw these boots on sale and thought I would give them a shot and if they didn't work take them back to my local Sears. Lo and behold they fit like a dream! I have worn them with everything from dresses and tights to jeans and sweaters to leggings and jackets in between dance classes at salsa festivals.
I love these boots! I bought them originally in cognac and have since bought them in black. If Landsend would sell the wide calf boot in the Reddish brown leather, I would buy those as well! I get compliments on these boots all the time and they are so comfy.
These boots are well worth the money and I am so glad I bought them!
November 27, 2013