Rated 4 out of 5Â by bevin Stunning
After wrestling for a few days with my thoughts on these, I've finally brought myself to write a review. They are, it has to be said, pretty extraordinary. Now, first things first-Fit. As a true 7.5 I had the chance to try these on in a 7 before ordering them. They were a little snug, and I considered that they would stretch, but in the end I went with the 8. I have room but not enough that I constantly notice it. Another thing is the height. I have to say, it's probably my biggest issue with this boot. I am on the taller side- 5'7", and I have long legs. These boots cut directly across my kneecap, which is to me, the most annoying thing about them. I really wish they just stopped under the knee. You definitely do have to mess with the laces a bit, and as other reviewers mentioned, they are made up of smaller pieces of leather glued together; still scratching my head over why that is. Once I got mine tightened the way I wanted to wear them, I needed extra holes punched in the lace and had way too much excess at the buckle, so I cut that off. I will say that once they are tightened all the way up, they stay up reasonably well throughout a full day of wearing them. I got them in tan and the color is gorgeous in person. If you walk a lot or live in a colder climate I would recommend getting new soles put on before wearing. I may have mine resoled if I wear them out quickly. Also, I would treat the suede with a protectant before wearing them. I did, and have no complaints. So all in all, after a lot of waiting, and a lot of work put in on these, I feel like I'm getting plenty out of them. They go with everything and are just so unique.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Freelin Love but not for me
I love ALMOST everything about these boots, the color, the suede, the laces, and they were very comfortable. I wanted so badly for these boots to work for me but it came down to them just being too tall for me. They were up to the middle to bottom of my knee, and this looks fabulous for some girls but not for me unfortunately :( I would have loved to have kept them but it was one of those things where I just knew I wouldn't wear them. I totally recommend these to anyone who can wear tall boots... they are amazing.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by gossamerdreams fragile beauty
Got these in charcoal, which is lighter in real life but real pretty still. Sadly this is not a well made boot, but very very beautiful. The soles are really cheaply thin and you literally can feel every rock you step on so i recommend you spend little more monies and put soles on them, especially in a rainy/cold climate. A real downer is that the single lace that goes through the hoop is made by gluing shorter laces together, thats why you read the reviews of the broken lace. You can not pull or you will break it, mine had already tears in the single lace right out of the box, and these have not been tried on before i can tell that. Sadly a part that needs to be functional is pure decoration. Poorly made in China for JC.. The suede is actually nice, completely unlined though. I am taking mine to the cobbler before i wear them out.
If you are looking for super quality forever boots, these are not for you but i feel the Johnny's will last a few years. I am keeping these against my better knowing..they are simply too scrumptious. They fit a tad snug. I am size 6 and bought size 7 and with insoles and thicker sock they fit me well.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ldt LOVE!!!
I have been looking for tall (to the knee/above the knee) boots for so long that can be worn up or down that would fit my calves and these are the boots! I have very athletic calves (@15.5") and these fit with no problem. Generally I wear a size 9, but as many JC boots, these run a bit tight. I got them in a 10 and they are perfect. They are adjustable and the suede is soft, they have a worn feel, that I love. I got them in brown and the color is just about the same as they are online, slight darker.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by retail Super cute
I ordered the dark brown and black. Black was a dark grey indeed. Both colors very nice. They feel amazing next to your skin. The lace is sort or fragile so be cautious and not pull on it too hard. One of mine broke, but FP replaced my shoe.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nosilla I was lusting after these ...
for weeks and weeks, checking the website everyday to see if the boots were still there. Happily they were! I just received the charcoal, (the color is the same as the photo), boots in the mail today and they are wonderful. I have very large calves for a girl (15 in) and these boots adjust wonderfully to my legs.
Please futz around with the single lace to make them fit your calf, they will look twice as good on you. I also have very wide feet, (the widest part of my foot near the ball is 4 in wide and and 9 1/2 in long from big toe to heel) I am a 7 but normally 7.5 because of my width and I got a size 8, they fit well not too roomy at all. I also tried them on with leggings and socks and they were comfortable, not at all tight. Jeans will probably be fine too since they are adjustable. Also one of my favorite things about them is they are comfortable walking shoe.
These were definitely an investment that I am going to take care of gingerly. They make any outfit feel perfected and exude a sense of sophisticated style. My only problem was that the pair I received were damaged, but I am receiving a new pair soon and I am able to send back the damaged pair with free shipping! Thanks freepeople!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by karapossum Conversation Piece
These boots are fun and will be a true conversation piece. They do run small, as I wear a true 7-7.5 and reluctantly ordered an 8. They work, but are not at all roomy. I would recommend, if you have the money to spend, but I am not completely in love......xo Hope this helps as some reviews are completely benign.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mayaa Beautiful and True to Size
I bought these boots last year in brown and the black ones a few weeks ago. These fit true to size. They are of euro fit. I normally were a 41 which is 10 in usa. I got away with a 40 b/c they fit snug. They are not loose around the calf area and around the toe area they do not feel tight. The are beautiful and can be dressed up or down. They r worth the price and will be part of your boot collection for years to come. Just make sure you treat them with the appropriate suede treatment and keep them in the box or with a nice satin or silk cover and they will be fine. I would no recommend you keep them in the plastic wrap that they come in