Women's Blakeley Tall Riding Boots
Wide Wasn?t Wide Enough, Botton Was Slippery
I normally wear a 7.5 Wide, which is what I bought, but they were too tight across the toe area. I returned and got the 8 Wide, and they were too tight also, so those were returned as well. At approximately 16 inches, the shaft is taller than all other boots I?ve tried on, part of the reason I liked these. It came up to my kneecap and was a little bit uncomfortable when I walked because it was hitting the back of my knee. (I?m only 5?2?) There is a cut out area in back for that reason, and it helped make it tolerable. There is an adjustable strap to tighten the top of the calf, but when I tightened it, the little flap of extra leather stuck out and looked funny. My calf measures 14.25? around, and this boot fit it loose enough that I could have worn regular jeans under them with no problem. The bottom of the boot was too smooth, and it felt slippery, especially walking on carpeted areas. The leather was nice, soft, and supple, but combined with the fact that the shaft was loose it caused the boot to slouch downward, and I only wore them around the house for a half hour doing housework. I wanted to love these and keep them, but I had to return them. I live close to a Sears store, so I returned them there. I had accidentally left my receipt at home, but the sales associate contacted Lands End, received confirmation of my purchase, and a refund was promptly issued. I would not recommend buying these due to the fact that the out-sole was too smooth and slippery.
February 25, 2015
I recently purchased the women's Blakely tall riding boots in all black. They fit so good I absolutely hate to take them off. They are true to size and the leather feels so soft. I will never buy another brand of boots again. Never have I had such comfortable boots! I loved them so much that I ordered another pair in Hazel Nut. However, I did have a slight problem with the leather coming off on the leathered wrapped heel of my all black boots. I contacted Landsend by email and they quickly took care of the problem by sending me another pair of boots and free shipping to send them my defective ones back. No questions asked and no run around. They simple stood behind their product! I appreciate the way they handled this problem and for that I will always be loyal to them. I am one very happy customer!
February 25, 2015
Ok, just not for me.
I had hoped these boots would be similar to the leather Lands' End riding boots that I purchased about 4 years ago. They were all leather complete with leather soles. I was concerned these boots would not be as comfortable due to the non leather soles.They had a slight etching on the bottom that I sure will help with traction, but I didn't want to take a chance with them. I ended up returning them as I didn't want a pair of slick boots. The leather on the outer boot is beautiful but the sole was a game changer for me.
February 25, 2015
The color and fit of these boots are perfect!!
I bought these in brown last year and loved them. This year I saw the brown and black and ordered them. They fit perfectly and are very comfy. They work great with jeans or a dress.
February 24, 2015
I liked these so much I bought a second pair!
Earlier I bought these in the brown color; now I have them in black, too. I have kind of wide feet, but not wide calves, so I heeded the other reviewers and didn't order them in a wide (I wanted them to fit closely on my legs). They were a wee bit narrow in the foot at first, but the leather soon conformed to my foot shape. I love the taller length and have been wearing them several times a week, with tights and a dress or skirt, with skinny pants, and with jeans. I have gotten many, many compliments. A great quality product!
February 13, 2015
love these boots
They fit and they're comfortable Marcy
February 12, 2015
Loved the boots
I LOVED these boots - black and brown, I had my bases covered. But apparently my shins are shorter than I realized, because these boots went up to my knees and looked ridiculous on me, so I had to return them. They fit well and were well-made, but just made my legs look too crazy.
February 10, 2015
Great fit and comfort!!
These boots are FABULOUS!!
They are classy and stylish, but most importantly...COMFORTABLE!!
The first time I wore these boots I put them on at 6:30am and did not get home until about 10:00pm that night and my feet NEVER hurt ONCE!!
On top of that I got several compliments on them and two of my friends ordered them a pair too.
THEY LOVE THEIRS TOO!!!
Good job LAND's END!! You keep making products like this with high quality and comfort and I will never shop anywhere else!!
February 8, 2015
Beautiful; however, in search of the right fit
I purchased these in Cognac in a size 9W. I typically wear a size 9M, but I believe I needed the wide to accommodate my calves. The boots are beautiful, but I am not sure that I will keep them because the footbed seems too wide and too long. The price was good, the quality, and craftsman great ... I am on the fence. I might see if I can exchange them for an 8.5M. Will update with outcome.
February 4, 2015
Nice quality, but shaft is very narrow
I don't have thick calves so to my surprise these boots are very tight around my calves. After wearing a few times they have stretched enough to be comfortable. They are great under leggings , but too tight with skinny jeans. I would order this in the wide if you have larger calves or don't wear very skinny jeans. The regular Blakely riding boot is loose around my calves, for comparison . Other than that , these boots are beautiful.
January 30, 2015