Women's Mendota Booties
Bought these on sale because I spend a lot of time watching kids play ice hockey and therefore enjoy warm and cute boots. When I first put them on, they felt narrow in the front portion of the foot. And I have completely average width feet. But I decided for the sale price it wasn't worth returning them. Glad I didn't! After wearing them for an hour or so, they loosened up and now fit perfectly. The first weekend after I got these, we needed to travel to a hockey tournament and these were the only boots I took. Weather was horrible & I spent all weekend trudging around in a combination of snow, water and slush--sometimes 6 inches deep. The boots never seeped through once! They were troopers! I am so glad I gave these a chance because they are cute and work SO well.
February 19, 2014
OK Boot with some Caveats
The Good: Warm and comfortable, looks good. I have very large feet (11) and these fit me well.
The Bad: When I wore them for a long time, sloshing around in the rain/sleet (walking all over NYC for about 2 hours), the water started to seep through. Also, the back part of the heel (the support around the achilles), has started to collapse, and I need to bend it back in shape before wearing.
I like them, as they are really very comfortable, and I got them on sale, but I don't think that they will last for many seasons. They are fine for running around the neighborhood and dropping the kids off at school on slushy days, but wouldn't wear them for a big outdoor trek.
January 15, 2014
Bought two pairs - love them both
I bought two pairs - one for myself and one for my twenty-something daughter. They fit true to size and I've already tested them in some pretty nasty snow and slush. Feet stayed warm and dry. Can't wear those expensive shearling ones in bad weather! This was perfect and I bought them for the price of a sweater! Just slip them on - easy - no zippers. I have flat feet and my daughter has a high instep. It was not a problem for either of us.
January 5, 2014
Very warm and cozy
I found these boots to be true to size and very comfortable. I wore them for a flight over the Christmas holidays. I had to make a connection in Dallas and the Sky Link was broken. I had to walk at least a mile (or so it seemed), but walking that far in these boots was no problem at all. I love the fur lining. I get lots of compliments when I wear them. You can't beat the value at the sale price.
January 3, 2014
Really nice boots!
Got the boots today and tried them on. I have a high instep and the boots are easy to get on and off. They appear to be really well designed and well made.
Bottom line: they fit good, they look great and the price is too good to be true!
December 18, 2013
I just got this boot and absolutely love it. It's stylish, comfortable, and warm.
December 13, 2013
The soles collapsed
After about a month of wear, the soles began to collapse in the inner heel, like it was saturated with water (and since I only wore them in dry weather....) On the up side, they're very comfortable to walk in and warm.
December 4, 2013
Ordered these for my daughter, she loves them!
These boots are very nice! They fit just as expected and look beautiful! My daughter (8th grader) is very excited to wear these to school tomorrow!
November 12, 2013
very toasty, but not so comfortable
I really like these boots and do recommend them, but I had issues with them. The first day I wore them (a week ago), my feet really cramped up. The heel was loose and there was absolutely no insole cushion (which is normal for my Lands End shoes), but this lack of cushioning caused issues for my feet in these boots. I thought maybe it was that I wore them too much and they needed a break in period. So, the second time I wore them, I only walked a little bit in them. They still hurt my feet. I finally grabbed some Dr. Scholl's inserts from my other shoes and I did not have any more problems with the boots. They were wide in the heel. I was not expecting that as they are completely lined boots and those are usually tight. I will have to work on that part of the boot. The boots were completely warm and fun AND very toasty. The length was just right (size 11). I wear them with skinny jeans tucked inside.
November 11, 2013
Highly recommend. So comfy and cozy. Great fit. Suggest order one size smaller.
October 27, 2013