Rated 1 out of 5Â by rachelrcchang D: so disappointing.
I was so excited to order these boots, but when I finally received them, they look nothing like the picture! I ordered the grey ones, but it almost looks like a light brown with barely any distressed gay. But I was totally going to look past the color, because i still though they were cute.... but they were SO hard to put my foot in. I actually didn't even get to try them on because I frankly couldn't get in it! Im so sad! They're really cute, despite the color issue, but not well designed. ]:
Rated 1 out of 5Â by S_August2727 not impressed
Ordered the grey boots, so disappointed!! They are like a dusty blue-grey, totally not what was pictured at all in my opinion. The one boot is so tight over the top of the foot by the buckle I can hardly squeeze my foot in, and once on they are a little loose feeling. Love the look of them in pictures, but really disheartened with the purchase overall for the price of them.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by lorimmar Contra Washed Tall Boots
Love them, it`s better suited for the autumn, in summer it's hot, today it was 24, and I rubbed my ankle a little bit under the bone, but it's not a problem.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Pirulina WOW!!!
I just recived these boots EXTRAORDINARY!
It's hard to find boots so beautiful, with skin so good ... and let me tell you:
this is not a bad smell!
This is the smell of real leather!
I bought a lot of shoes on the web, but often have a pungent smell of glue ... I hate that!
In this case, however, I opened the box, I felt this scent that reminds me of the first time I went into a saddle store for horseback riding!
What a thrill!
Thank you, I'll still be your customer!
A strong hug,
Rated 3 out of 5Â by daisymtngirl Bummed :( Great FP service, but not going to work.
I read the other reviews, and decided to take a chance. I wanted to include my review in case anyone else is on the fence about ordering - hope this helps! :)
-Fit true to size. I ordered my usual, and they were neither too big nor too small.
- Adjustable calf is nice, great for narrow feet and calves.
-FP provided prompt shipping!
The Not So Good:
-Really had to wiggle my foot in there, had to go with a thinner sock to do so. I have really narrow feet, so pls take that into consideration when you order.
-The black don't look as pictured (not the distressing part, the overall color) -- it's not chocolatey brown, it's definitely REALLY distressed dusty brown. Really distressed, not just a broken in look.
-Thin leather has me worried about the longevity, even at the sale price.
-Fairly heavy boots - might take that into account if you have trouble with that type of thing.
-Smell - wow - not just a leather smell, something else.
Sadly, I believe I must return them. Wish they had been as pictured and would have worked out. :) If you are looking for really distressed, narrow boots and don't mind an odor that would probably go away, you will be ok. If not, maybe try them on first if possible to see them in person. Good luck!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by leslieh not as pictured
Like some of the other reviewers, I found these boots to be very different in person. I got the "contra" color, and they are much lighter, and less distressed than shown. The leather itself is fairly thin. I was disappointed. I have other Freebird by Steven boots that were made quite well, so I expected these to be higher quality. I'd say don't spend the money on these, even at the sale price--you'd do much better with a nice pair of Fryes.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by katieh ADVICE If You Can't Slip Them On
These boots are AWESOME. I have been stalking them since the fall. I really loved the black, but so many negative reviews about fit and color kept me from going for it. I decided to give them a chance in a size 10 black. Mine were some-what similar to the ones pictured, but quite a bit lighter from top to sole. I fought these boots to get them on my feet. I stuck my feet in plastic bags (newspaper bags work great!), slid them into the boots, and finally I was able to get them on. Once on, these looked fantastic and felt great on my feet. I found the leather to be sturdy and not too thin at all. I love them despite the definite color discrepancy.
Rated 1 out of 5
Â by mten2013 Contra Washed Tall Boot
First lets just say, these boots looking nothing in person like they do in the picture! Free People knows this and they have done nothing to change that. So basically they are selling you something with a deceiving picture.
Boots have no zipper so good luck trying to get them on, the leather is so stiff and poor quality, I have yet to get mine on and therefore have to return them.
Very disappointed, I wanted the boots in the picture like I ordered, if they were going to try to pawn off the boots that don't match the picture we should have got them at a discount then. Love the boots in the picture and so bummed that is not what I received. This was my first purchase at Free People and not a good experience.