Rated 3 out of 5Â by MGiovanna Look good on, but tight for size and a bit stiff
I ordered these in 10 (am normally 9.5-10 in Jeffrey Campbell e.g. for comparison: Minimal heel 10, Ex Ex heel 9.5). It was way too tight, very uncomfortable around the toes, so I would say they run at least one size small: I need an 11 in these and don't know if I missed the 11s or they were never available. In my quest for lace-up boots I have also tried the Johnny boots (fine in 10) and the Joe (11 fits, so running small like the James). Some reservations about the quality of the James for the price: as a previous reviewer observed, they are very stiff - maybe would break in, but they're not exactly supple - and I ruined an expensive pair of opaque tights because there is no panel behind the zip. Nonetheless they do look very cute on and where else can you find boots in this style? I probably would have bought them if I could get the size, because I prefer the higher heel over the Joe and the Johnny. The Johnny looks good in suede and was very comfortable in my usual size 10 but I was a little worried about the strength of the laces. I have settled on the Joes in size 11 which, although the heel is a little lower than I really wanted, seems better quality than this - the leather is far more supple and there is a panel behind the zip.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Sdr206 Boho beauties
You know that incredible feeling when you get Exactly what u want, or have your expectations way superseded? Yeah me neither...until now. I can't do these beauties justice w/ mere words. My search for the perfect tall brown boot has finally come to an end. A glorious end. These babies are spectacular. The chocolate is much deeper and richer in person. An absolutely delicious color ;) I'm a perfect 7.5 but sized up yo a 9 bc of the pointed toe, and it's a perfect fit! 5'7" and it goes one inch past my knee. The leather is stiff but not uncomfortable when sitting. Gorgeous sexy distressing - understated, not overdone. Excited about their versatility too. I'm on a serious high right now.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by leatherjacket not sure what to think
I rarely write reviews but thought, because these are expensive, that this info should be shared. These boots (mine are brown) are stiff and tight. Very tight. I am a perfect 7.5, I sized up to an 8 bc of the other review, and even these are too small. I have an average (not wide) foot. The toe is VERY pointy, which wasn't clear from the online photos. Overall I like the look (not the toe but the rest), but the back rubs too behind the thigh even undone. The zip catches and pinches as it goes up (it should have had a panel behind it). Not sure if i'll keep them. Might see if they can be stretched and softened - bit silly at this price. Can't return them bc i'll lose $100+ in duty/tax charges. If FP ever does these in suede these problems may be overcome. At the moment, not the quality or fit they should be.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mmeredithrath Fantastic boots
Great boots. The color is a washed black and the fit is a bit snug. I normally wear a size 7.5-8 and the 8 is a bit tight. I am 5"6 and the boot goes over me knew which I love. My only complaint is that the top of the leather boot is very stiff which makes walking comfortably difficult. I am hoping to wear them in so they can be my everyday boot.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mandymoon Too country western for me
I ordered the khaki and the leather is super soft, and very comfortable - way more comfortable to me than the Joe lace up boot. I ordered one size up and they still were a bit snug. I looked at the pics online but when I got them actually on my feet they are just too country western looking for me, so I will return them.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Valentine38 Love, Love, Love!
I've been watching these boots for months...reading the reviews and not sure about making this purchase but I finally did. I wear a size 8 and my feet are narrow...I ordered size 9 in Khaki and they fit perfectly!
yeaaaa...they could have put a zipper liner but I just zip them up very slowly after I got a ziipper pinch! Enjoy!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by misery Fierce to the 10th power
I normally wear an 7.5 in shoes and my go to size is 8 if I need a bigger size. I looked over recent reviews and decided to order size 9. I was sketchy about it. I received the boots in size 9 (khaki) and really really love em. I have an narrow foot and I can wear thick socks with the boots. The boot has more of a point/ cow girl tip. I'm 5'3 the boot goes slightly pass my knees referring to model with the black boots where the black sock stops on her (is where my boot stops on me). Great deal if you get the right size.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by graphitempire DISPLEASED to say the least.
Super not happy with these boots... mostly because they are 1) gorgeous but 2) don't fit right at all. I wear size 9-9.5 typically, read the reviews and thought that by sizing up to a size 10 I might, MIGHT be able to fit into them, even venturing to risk a little toe discomfort. However, they totally don't fit true to size, and even the size 10 was WAY too small on me. I'm super bummed because they're very pretty boots, but had I known they were this far off in sizing I wouldn't have risked buying these. The return shipping alone just sucks for something that was so off-sized! AH! Size up not 1 but 2 sizes from your average size if you want these to even remotely fit you.