Rated 5 out of 5Â by ProShopper3181 The Reviews
I have been admiring the Johnny Tall Boot for some time. As I read reviews there are several others who also admired before purchase. I'm puzzled though. As I read the reviews it seems that some people are complaining about the shaft of the boot being to high and hitting the knee. And scoring based mostly on this predicament. I mean you do realize that these boots are called "knee boots" right? They are supposed to be on the knee a little above or a little below your knee. Not going to fit everyone the same. And if you are 4'6" or 5' the boots are not going to fit you very well. Come on, evidently if your old enough to buy these you already know what works and what does not. At least you would hope you have enough common sense not to purchase something like a knee boot that is made for "average" height. If you are 7' or 8' tall the same applies. I had to write something because I don't believe it's the products, Free People, or the manufacturers fault at all and the scoring for the boot should might possible be higher. I do not think its fair to others who look at the star rating not knowing how the rating is affected unless most have been read. Not all of us have that kind of time. Scoring should not be considered based on this dilemma that shorter or taller people may have with knee, thigh and even ankle boots. One more issue is color. It is common sense to know that color on your screen may not be the same as the color in person. If you do not know this please understand that this is the case. It is typical and you may be disappointed if color variations are slightly off. However, this is not something that should be considered when rating the item. It is however, a good idea to mention that the color is lighter or darker, etc. But, I do not think it should be considered in the rating. Unless the color is extremely different. After all it's just common sense to know before you purchase that there will be color variations. It 's important for me to say I am not an employee and I am not affiliated with this company in any way other then a consumer who likes Free People products. This is just a few statements I thought should be said. Maybe we all should stick to rating the quality, fit and unexpected issues. Like the laces break easy, the heel is cheap, sizing is difficult and or they look cheap. Or just what I expected, beautiful, size is perfect, and or extremely comfortable,. Now that's good rating. Thanks for reading my commentary
Rated 3 out of 5Â by sara79 not for short girls :-(
Love the style, the heels, the laces on these boots, but it's only for extremely tall girls. Only wish they could shorten the shaft hight to 13 - 13 1/2 inches.
Then these babies will be gone. Sold out!
These will match everything in my wardrobe, but I'm only 5 feet, so the shaft hight of these boots will make me look ridiculous. So i'll just wait till they come out with shorter shaft.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SouthernBelleHippie Looks great
I love my boots. They are a little fussy to get on and get fitted to the leg. When I put my foot in the boot it always wants to run away out the side zipper. But a small price to pay for a great looking boot and comfortable too.
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 5
Â by Hale "charcoal"
WELL. I had been waiting a whole year for this moment. I love the boot, feels great, fits great. I look freaking awesome. My ONLY complaint is that they're not the dark grey/black color in the picture, more like a washed out grey. The wood of the heel is not as red, more like a dull yellow-brown. The colors together in the photo is what i really fell in love with... and what i have in front of me is kind of ugly. It makes me really indifferent to the product i just purchased. I almost just dont want to return them out of pride because I've waited so long. I know everyone often runs into this problem with free people. If only they could just be true to color!
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 5 out of 5Â by electtralyte Another awesome boot!
These are just another take of the joe boot, but they're a little more comfortable and I also like the look of these a little better.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by wolfiestrutt Pretty and easily adjustable
Super cute boots - I love the way they're laced and the fact that the material is so thin and comfortable since they do just come up to the bend in my knee. But... the price is high for the quality. As another reviewer mentioned, the leather lacing is made of shorter laces somehow pieced together. Though mine haven't broken, I was especially careful adjusting the laces for the first time after realizing how fragile they may be - once you get them adjusted for your fit you don't need to mess with them too much, however. I have very thin legs so instead of fastening the lace at the top through the belt closure I just wrap the extra around a couple of times and tuck the end and that works fine! I can see how they could end up looking slouchy, but I've found that if you lace them to fit they stay put. Despite the lack of quality for the price they're still beautiful. They look especially great with over the knee socks for fall/winter!