Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 52
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Stegosaurus Funky and unique but I'm on the fence...
I see the point made by some of the other reviewers who said that these boots are suitable for a grunge or hard core look. The pair I received was not very distressed looking at all, they were more or less a solid black color, which I think is a good thing. However, there were indeed thick studs sticking out everywhere that is evident from the pictures here (see number 4), so no surprises to me. Jeffrey Campbell has several designs with spikes and many of his designs are "out of the box" so one has to put some thought into how/when to wear them to achieve a certain look. I am a fan of the classic FP look, to which these boots do not really conform. The spikes also pose the very practical problem of garments getting snagged, for example, if you were pairing these with a long skirt. For my taste, I would probably pair these boots with outfits where the overall look will be funky and fun rather than grungy. I was thinking with a pink dress and jean jacket, or with leggings and oversized FP knit sweaters or printed tunics...I'm not exactly sure yet. The leather on these is soft, and yes, a bit smelly, but I'm hoping the leathery smell will reduce over time. I'm leaning toward keeping these boots because of their uniqueness but I'm trying to weigh this against whether this style is versatile enough for my FP wardrobe!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by blackw1dow Heavy!!!
I got these boots in a heavy package, good thing i do weights because they were so incredibly heavy!! also the studs in the ppicture here which are shown in silver where actually more of a vintage bronze.. the Jeff Campbell box looked a lot more cheaply made than any i have ever seen (and i own 6-7 JC's) ..another thing that bothered me was they were hard to walk with and the smell of leather tanning (which probably has harmful formaldehyde) filled up my entire room..i'm on the fence about returning them as they might have a chance in the future.. My bf says they are not my usual style so I'm still debating on keeping the $500 i spent on this one..
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bootfan Loved them!
These boots are so hard core and comfortable! LOVE THEM!!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by KTI BEWARE
I was SO excited to get these in the mail, thinking they would be the perfect mix of pretty and grunge. OPPOSITE reaction once i saw them. I guess from the pictures I thought they would be studded detail, but they are like 1/2 inch high spikes sticking out. They are TOTAL grunge and not typical FP style. So if you are going for the ripped up, black grunge Hot Topic look you will like these. These boots coming from FP left me utterly surprised and completely disappointed! If they were just studded detail they would be insane! Sadly, these went back in the mail to return today....