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
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
These are great boots.
I was nervous about buying these boots because it is really important to me that footwear be comfortable, good-looking and practical. I am delighted to say my fears have been allayed. These boots are the best! They fit perfectly, were comfortable right away and look great. Getting them on sale was a plus, too. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
November 25, 2013
Very nice boot but didn't fit my shape
This is a very high quality boot, with beautiful soft leather, also a quite comfortable foot bed, much more so than all of the other boots I own. I am petite, 5'2" with large calves so have trouble finding tall boots that are large enough in the calves to allow room for tucking my pants in. I bought these in the wide calf and they are HUGE in the calf. They were slightly snug at my lower calf but opened up so much at the top that they gapped about 2". They also were too tall on my short frame, hitting my thigh and buckling when I sat down. I think these boots would be wonderful on someone not petite, or if they fit in the regular calf size. The large calf is just too much on a petite frame. Too bad for me.
November 24, 2013
These boots look fantastic, the styling is classic, fit true to size and the construction is high quality. I wear the boots with jeans & have created lots of looks with sweaters, blazers and shirts. The boots always receive compliments and questions about where I bought them. Score Lands End!
November 24, 2013