Women's Blakeley Riding Boots
These boots are my hero!
I love these boots so much that I have bought two pair?tan and black. But on Tuesday, January 28, I found a new appreciation for these boots. I live in Alabama, where boots are often purchased for fashion rather than function. Yesterday on January 28 an unexpected snowfall and below freezing temperatures combined to create a little something we're lovingly referring to as snowmageddon. (Don't laugh, northerners, or I will remind you of our amusement watching you deal with Hurricane Sandy.) People were stranded on the road, cars were abandoned, parents were separated from children. After a four-hour commute to travel what normally takes only 20 minutes, I had to abandon my car about a mile from my house and walk home. These boots were a trooper. They keep my feet warm and dry as I trudged over the last hill to get home. I never slipped or fell. And they still look fantastic. I LOVE THESE BOOTS!
January 29, 2014
Beautiful and well made
Love this boot! Runs a bit big, but works well with heavy socks. Love the rich color. Finding wide width and wide calf boots isn't always easy. Lands End rocks
February 22, 2015
Love these boots!
I wore the boots for the first time today to go shopping and they were extremely comfortable! I wish I could buy another pair in the dark brown but my size was sold out. I did order another pair in the shiny leather. They are black with a brown cap. I hope they fit as wonderfully as this pair does!
February 20, 2015
stylish, quality boot
I purchased the wide version of this boot in the hazelnut color. I really don't have a wide foot, but the shaft is more than an inch wider in this version, so I figured I could just wear a thicker sock and deal with the footbed. I normally wear a 9.5 or 10, and went with the 9.5 here. To be honest, it may still be a half size larger than I need (probably a result of buying the wide width) but with the thicker socks on, all fit issues are forgiven. As far as the calf width goes, these are perfect for me. I have large, athletic calves and frequently "wide calf" boots still do not fit over my jeans, with room to move properly. The color is really lovely- light but still rich. I like the color more in person than pictured. They are quite comfortable, and a steal at the half-off price I got them for (no way I would pay the full amount for these or any other boots... just a personal thing). My only small complaint is that the outside of my ankles rub a little on the heel cup, not enough to return them, but worth mentioning. Oh, and they're very slippery on snow- another thing I can fix/deal with. I am hopeful that they will last me for quite some time.
February 8, 2015
I purchased these boots in the dark brown last year. I loved them so much I bought another pair this year when they came on sale (light brown colour). High quality leather; wide calves; roomy foot, which leaves room for my orthotics; lovely colour. As I walked through the airport in Detroit, several people stopped me to give me compliments on my "wonderful looking boots". They do require quite a bit of waterproofing as the leather is quite porous. But once sprayed, they repel the snow/water beautifully.
February 5, 2015
My "go to" boot
Fits true to size and has a generous width if you want to wear thicker socks. The heel is just the right height for all-day walking. They are nice enough for work but fun enough for weekends. I love these boots.
February 2, 2015
I LOVE these boots!
These boots fit so nicely, they are soooo comfortable, I have had them on my feet all day at work and didn't need to take them off at the end of the day, and actually went out dancing one Friday nite after work. I ordered the caramel color and am thinking about getting the dark brown too, they are cute the leather is top notch, I can't thing of one thing I don't like about them, they are true to size, I wear a 9 and after ordering and returning boots from other makers, finding these has made me very happy, the fit, the style, these boot have everything ! I will be looking at more Blakeley boots in the future.
January 18, 2015
Love this boot soft plush leather
Love this boot
January 15, 2015
The boots run large. I ordered these boots in my regular shoe size + the wide calf and had to return them as my foot was swimming in the boot. The calf is wide, but so is the shoe which was a little confusing to me at first because I was expecting the shoe portion to fit normally and for the boot to just have a slightly wider calf . In these boots the added wide width is for the entire boot. In my case I really just needed the calf a little wider so I could have extra room to tuck my pants in. In the end Lands End handled the return as expected and sent what I requested quickly. I received one size smaller boot that are still a little too large for my foot, but that I find comfortable enough that I can wear easily for an entire day. I would recommend these boots, and receive compliments every time I wear them. If you have a very wide ankle and foot you may want to order your regular size to see if the width is what is needed, but if you have a regular sized ankle/foot but need a wider calf you might want to try ordering at least a 1/2 size down from your regular size to start. **just one persons experience.
January 13, 2015
Classic, stylish, well made!
I have admired these boots for some time, however, they were out of my "self imposed" price range. Once they went on sale, with the added 40% off, I couldn't pass it up! They are beautiful; the color, the leather, the craftsmanship! I was expecting to have a break-in period. Not so! The first day I wore them, I walked for a few hours with absolutely no issues. It was as if they were an old pair of my favorite loafers. The only negative comment would be the size. I ordered my standard size 7.5 and there is much more room in the toe than "normal".
January 12, 2015