Calista Flat Riding Boot
Tight in the calf
I like the boots; however, they are loose in the ankle and tight in the calf which has never happened to me before... ever. I'm hoping the calf can be stretched, otherwise I'll sadly have to return.
November 13, 2012
These boots are absolutely Beautiful! But definitely not made for calves over 15". I have athletic calves that measure about 15 1/2"to 16". I could barely pull the zipper over my calf and when I did get the zipper all the way up, it was so tight I thought I was going to lose the blood circulation in my leg. I took the boot to my cobbler and he was able to stretch them enough so that I am able to zip them up comfortably and wear them with leggings or thin jeans. I probably should have just returned them, but they are so beautiful and unique I had to have them!
November 10, 2012
The Perfect Boot
I searched high and low for a beautiful and versatile pair of boots for the season, and I definitely found everything I was looking for in this boot. They look great with both skirts and jeans, the greyish brown color goes with just about everything, they can be dressed up or down, and the hardware is beautiful yet understated. As other reviewers mentioned, they are smaller around the calves than most boots I have tried (for me, this is a good thing as I have very thin calves) but still fit over skinny jeans. The leather is beautiful and is a bit stiff but not overly so. The more I wear them, the better they feel as they get broken in. If you scratch them badly it will leave a light colored mark, but I have been wearing them for several weeks and only see one small scratch on mine. You should definitely buy these boots!
November 8, 2012
The calf is so tight, I could barely zip up over my bare skin.
I am so disappointed with these gorgeous boots!! They are so beautiful, such a rich gray-brown color, with a beautiful understated gold Tory logo on the side. They are worth every penny and fit true to size in the foot area. HOWEVER, the calf is so tight I could barely get them zipped up and once I finally did, they were extremely painful to walk in. There is no way I could wear them with tights, and forget about jeans. I disagree with the reviewer that said the leather was too soft. On the contrary, I find it to be quite durable and sturdy, which is bad for me because there is no way I'll be able to stretch the calf to fit. It's really unfortunate because I have never had this problem before. My legs are thin to normal, and I'm a regular runner and in good shape, so I know it's not me! Such a shame, I will be returning these on Monday.
November 3, 2012
These boots are gorgeous but beware the leather is very soft!! I pre-treated the leather thinking that would help, but it didn't. Basically anything that touches the boots leaves a scratch. I thought for the price, the leather would hold up better. I've just never had this problem with much cheaper boots. I took them to a cobbler and he said the leather is too soft, there isn't much he can do. Like I said earlier the boots are beautiful and the fit was fine, but these definitely aren't boots I can wear everyday like I was hoping without them looking terrible by the end of the season.
October 31, 2012
The Perfect Riding Boot
These boots are perfect. I took them out of the box, put them on my feet and wore them all day. They are beautifully made and so comfortable. They run true to size. I have small calfs and they are the first pair of riding boots that I have found that fit me properly. They have plenty of room to tuck in skinny jeans yet not too big to wear with leggings or tights. I have always been a big Tory Burch fan and these boots did not let me down.
October 18, 2012
Perfect Addition to Fall Wardrobe
I ordered these boots during the Columbus Day sale in Asphalt. The color online has a distinct underlying grayish tone, which is not as pronounced in person. The brown in these boots is warmer. Glad I took a chance on the asphalt when Almond was sold out in my size. I usually wear a 9.5 but ordered a 9. The foot area fits perfectly even with my thicker gym socks on. I had no problems zipping up the calf, and I would say my calfs are not especially slim or thick. The hardware adds the perfect amount of flair, dressing up your denim or leggings. The hardware does not jangle when I walk, which was a minor concern of mine.
Love these boots!
October 17, 2012
Calf is too small!
I was so excited when the boots arrived!!! The Asphalt color is beautiful and the boot is gorgeous!! I found that the size was fine in the footing area. However, I could not get the boot zipped up over my calf. Which I have never had a problem with in the past. In fact all boots fit me big in the calf so I can't believe these do not fit. I'm very saddened that I have to return these and will not be adding these to my fall wardrobe this year.
October 12, 2012