Rated 1 out of 5
Â by Robin1 This boot looks nothing like the one pictured!
Let me start by saying that I have never written a poor review on any boots I have bought. I usually write them so that people know how to size them, I know how hard it is to buy the right size off the internet. I have several pair of other high priced good quality(don't want to name the company) boots and they sometimes size differently depending on the style. That being said, the only positive thing about these boots is that they are true to size, at least for me. I wear a 9.5 and went with the size 40 and they fit good.
Now, the look: When I saw these on the internet they were the most beautiful boots I have ever seen! I mean, I loved the look of them more than any of the other boots I have ever bought. Especially the distressed look and discoloration. Anyway, they were very pricy but I figured that if they are as cute as they are in the photo, I didn't care about price.
Needless to say, when they arrived, folded up 3 times in a small box, I found myself extremely disappointed. I had to take another look at the box before I even took them out because I could have sworn they weren't the boots I ordered. I unfolded them from the box, and they are very thin, yet felt 'crispy'. I wish I could describe the feeling of these boots, They feel so cheap to me. And that isn't even the part that disappoints me the most. They don't look distressed in the least. The color is very drab and just plain, ugly. I could have dealt with the feeling of the leather if they looked anything like the cool, sexy boots pictured on the internet. There is absolutely NO discoloration or distress on these boots at all.
Now I hate to be so hard on these boots, but if you are going to charge several hundred dollars for a pair of boots, they had better look EXACTLY like they do on the internet. Another thing I noticed now about the pics on the internet is that the 2nd and 3rd picture show the strap up higher on the boot. By the way, that strap is NOT movable, so why is it moved in the photo? I really don't appreciate getting something completely different than what I was made to believe I was ordering. These will be going back, I should have stuck with that other boot company.
I posted a picture of the boots so yo you can see the color they are. I ordered the olive color. You can see that these look completely different than the photos on the website. I wish you could feel them, just so disappointing!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DarrylCanada Okay boots, but not worth the price at all
First off, i'm not a happy customer because this is the second pair of defective with zipper boots i've received but to stick to the topic-- We purchased these boots in the "olive" color. They look nothing like the picture and are very olive and not near as distressed as what is shown. Very disappointed, plus the leather/heal and strap are so thin--and the soles look like they were hacked with a knife to make some kind of distressed look which doesn't work--it looks cheezy and cheap.
Sizing in the foot and ankle is true--i'm 5'4 110lbs size 6 and have very slim calves--these bag at top and unless you tie the laces around the top as shown in the first picture they bag even with skinny jeans.
The leather looks like it was scratched up with an sos pad and nothing like the pics. Also, the ones i got--the band is around the ankle not the mid boot and is very thin so if you wear these a few times i would be worried that the straps would pop off while walking because you have to do this each time and the strap does not come off.
I think Freepeople has to rethink pricing and quality assurance for the boots they carry. The reason i gave even a two star is because shipping was good but i actually just showed two friends the boots because i was waffling on returning because WE have to pay the return ship/customs and i'm in Canada--they said return...i'm posting this but will see if i can post pictures so you know what i'm talking about. Cheers
Rated 5 out of 5Â by katieh Amazing Boots! SIZE UP!
These boots are just AWESOME. I tried both colors on in a store. The sales associate said the shoes run a bit small, so I tried the 41 since these is no 40.5. I always wear a size 10 or Euro 40, but in these the 41 fit much better. They look and feel amazing. The height of these is very similar to the Joe boots and lands at the knee. The colors are as pictured. It will take you a few minutes to strap yourself into these babies, but the time is worth the effort! The only reason I did not purchase these is because I have thick thighs and skinny calves, so it accentuated my thick upper leg. If I had thinner thighs these would have been mine for sure!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by doriflerlage Awesome Boots
These boots are really, really, really awesome! I originally bought the Joe Lace Up Boot as well as these to see which ones I liked more and these are the winner. The flat heel is great for everyday wear and adds a bit of a rugged look to any outfit, especially dresses! I have a wider foot and these fit tts. I do agree with other reviewers that it takes serious time to put these on. Serious. Time. Not a problem for me, though; I love them just the same. Quality and comfort is good enough for everyday/heavy use. I wear the heels off of most of my boots and the soles have to be replaced almost every year. I've had these about a month and the wear on them is minimal. This to me is a sign of good quality. :-)
Rated 5 out of 5Â by o00 AMAZING !!!!!!
THESE arrived last night. so soft and RICH looking! I had read the other reviews about them running very small. they LOOK narrow, but they fit me just fine. I am a 7.5/8 and normally fit size 38. Glad I stuck to my guns and ordered the normal size. 39s would have been way to long. If you have VERY SKINNY CALVES you can still rock these. my calves are TINY. I just criss cross the laces aroud the back and pull tight. They look amazing. So amazing I might save my pennies for the olive pair too.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Redstarmama At Long Last!
After months of searching, deliberating, and a few returns, these beauties arrived yesterday. The lace-up style gives my muscular runner's calves a slim, trim shape. I ordered a size 40 (my feet are on the small side of a size 10) and the boots are slightly loose, but nothing that a pair of socks wouldn't fix. The leather smells great and will definitely soften satisfyingly over time. The laces seem strong and there is no wrinkling at the ankle, amazingly. They are very, very tall, hitting just a tad below my kneecap. The only differences from the online photos that I have noticed are that my boots are less worn looking, and a slightly lighter shade of black-brown. Not a big deal, though, and I look forward to breaking these boots in!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Julie1109 Frustrated consumer
This is my second attempt at buyong boots from Free People. I love the look of these, and they do look like the photo. However, the heel is basically stacked rubber. For the price, I expect more. Still, I would have considered keeping them because the look is amazing. However, when I tried to zip them up, the zipper stuck on the first attempt. No matter what I do, that zipper is not coming up. My last boot purcahse was also defective, and I was out the extra cost of the two day shipping as well as the return shipping. (I had asked to be reimbursed.) So now, I suppose I will be out more money for another defective product. For those of you curious on size, I am typically a 6.5. I ordered down based on my last boot purchase. The 6 was actually a little large. I would need very thick socks to make these work. I gave the boots a 4 just because they are very cool looking. Sadly, these must go back, and I will continue to search for that really special boot.
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by paigeme80 Perfect.
I just want to start off by saying I NEVER write reviews, but I felt as though I have to let the world know how amazing these boots are. I bought the "olive" color and despite being worried they were going to be bright green or something based on the other reviews, I ended up being surprised that I LOVE the color. I would call them a lighter brown with the tiniest tint of green (whatever color it is it's beautiful). I also ALWAYS have problems finding boots that feet me because I'm very short (5'1'') and have veryyy skinny calf, and often boots make me look shorter and stumpier. These do no such thing. They are the perfect height and the perfect width. Lastly, in response to people's qualm about the boots feeling cheap and coming folded up in a box- this in NO way affects the integrity of the boots. In fact it's better for the environment because their saving on making unnecessary large boxes for these boots. I have done horseback riding my whole life so I know what real leather boots are supposed to feel like when you buy them. They will come very stiff and you have to wear them a few times to break them in (often this will result in a blister or two) however they DO break in very quickly and you'll be so happy you decided to stick with them! I'm seriously buying my second pair right now....thank goodness they accept billmelater :)