Women's Short Chalet Boots
I got these boots in black when they were on sale for Cyber Monday, so I got a pretty good deal on the price because I think they're a little expensive otherwise. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to like them because I have pretty large calves (around 19 inches) and can never find boots that work for me, but after reading the other reviews and seeing that most people said they were had too wide of an opening, I thought they might be a winner. Well, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! I ordered my regular shoe size and agree that they're slightly long, but not so large that I needed a smaller size. There is a lot of sloppy snow mess on the ground right now in Western PA, so I haven't worm them through that yet, but I will probably use extra waterproofing spray as others have mentioned just in case.
December 8, 2013
wide was not wide.
I ordered these boots in wide and because I need the extra room in the toe box due to an arthritic big toe joint. The shoe was not only not wide, it looked like the left and right toe were opposites. The left shoe had something hard in the toe area that was abrasive. Very disappointed, had to return them. would like to maybe order another pair in case this was just a fluke, and now they are even less expensive...
Also, not happy the store does not carry any wide shoes at all...not everyone can wear medium and LE is excluding a large portion of the market....
December 7, 2013
Good quality, comfortable and stylish, and pare perfect with any length of skirt and skinny jeans
Fits according to the size. Quality met my expectation. You can wear boots on trips as well as for going out
December 7, 2013
Love these boots. They are very stylish and so warm. I can tuck my jeans inside and they look great. Some comments have said the opening is too big but I don't think that at all (and I am very thin). I ended up getting the lighter brown and just love it.
December 7, 2013
Narrow in the toes but big in length
I was so excited to see these on the front porch when I got home today, but they pinch my toes! There isn't much shape to go around the ball of the foot, more like a gradual taper to the toes. My feet are on the wide side of normal, but I have never needed a wide shoe before. They also slip on my heels when I walk in them. I ordered my regular size that I wear in every other shoe. I like the style and wanted something like this for running errands in the muck this winter. I didn't find that the opening at the top was too large - I thought it was just right. If it didn't hurt my toes to have them on for longer than 5 minutes, I'd think about keeping them.
December 5, 2013
I like these boots a lot. I go back and forth between an office and a warehouse at work, and these are cute and easy for the transition, warm enough in the warehouse, not too hot for the office. I wear them with skinny jeans, and with leggings. When I wore them with leggings I just added a cute boot sock. I hate boots with a very narrow shaft, so these are perfect for me. I can pull them on and off easily. I waterproofed them with a product made for suede. So far so good!
November 7, 2013
great little slouch boot
I bought these in the caramel color, and they are a winner! I ordered my regular shoe size, and though slightly long they are not so large that I needed to exchange them. I'm wearing them with skinny jeans tucked in, so no problem with the shaft being too large as others noted with leggings. I worried about the water proofing, but notice that they now say "water resistant" in the catalog. I plan to give them an extra layer of protection by using a waterproofing spray made for suede. They are very cute, comfortable, and at the sale price a very good buy. Highly recommended.
November 4, 2013
Opening too wide. Otherwise a lovely boot.
I love the feel of these boots and the look for the most part. However, as the other reviewer noted, the opening is much too wide, making them look silly with leggings. I'll have to return them, which is too bad because they are otherwise a very cute boot.
October 15, 2013
Lovely, but a few drawbacks
These boots are very cute, great for fall....slip them on and run. Nice if live in a climate where there is no water. If you read it says they aren't waterproof so they are not practical for me. As well, the opening is very wide so if you want to wear them with leggings...they may not work. I have very thin ankles and calves. Having said that, I think they would be a little wide for the average person and I ordered a regular fit. They would not work with a skirt....unless you wanted a real rugged look..even then???.On the positive, they were a nice fit, and really snuggly inside. Nice boot but not practical for me....sadly going back. Please Lands end, make a boot with a narrow shaft!
September 13, 2013