Rated 5 out of 5Â by BriannaG Really Unique
AS98 makes wonderfully unique footwear and these boots are no exception. They are very cool for an OTK book, but for me, the black leather is maybe a bit too "chalky" for me to keep - considering I was hoping for more of a "true black - with mild distressing".
Quality-wise, there is no comparison. The leather is thin, but sturdy - and very flexible...instantly comfortable.
One more thing to consider is that due to the boots being constructed with a zipper on the side, there is no room to 'adjust your fit' when the boot is all the way on...meaning if you do not have model-thin legs (as shown in the photos, they will not fit like the do online, but more "fitted" at the top of the boot...
I'm still on the fence, however, regarding keeping them, because I wanted a true black, and for the price, they may not be worth it to me - though they are truly gorgeous and ultra-high quality boots.
Overall, as long as you are aware of the color and the difference in fit, these boots are truly gorgeous.
One more thing - I wear a size 9 US, and compared to other AS98 boot reviews I've seen - saying this brand runs large, these do not. I purchased size 40, and the fit was perfect. The 39's would not have worked in these - or any other AS98's that I own...
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by tiptop Not OTK - Don't Stay Up on Thin Legs
I got these boots in brown. I usually wear a 9.5 US so I ordered the 40. They arrived and I noticed a narrow fit from my arch to toes, so I wore two thick pairs of socks and put my hair dryer on hot to stretch out the leather. It worked. My only complaint with these and the Jeffrey Campbell FP boots I bought last year, is that if they come in soft leather, they WILL NOT retain an over the knee height. They sink, often at different heights on each leg. I wear them scrunched down like in the product photos. See the photo attached.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by eurofashionista Raving about the Ravyn, except....
Another AS 98 hit, beautifully crafted, elegantly simple in styling, so the over the knee part is not cheesy looking. The color, I got the dark grey, is fantastic. The boot itself is very comfy, a little loose for my US 9, more on the elegant low heel side, unlike most other AS 98 which are often rustic. Now here is the downside, for people like me, with very very slender legs. The shaft circumference, in 40 at least, is huge! I could literally stick my other leg into the boot I had on... Bummer, because like I said before the boot is a classic beauty with a little bad girl edge.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kittykattt8 Best boots ever
Bought these in the blackish color, i am a size 8 - 8 1/2 and bought the 39, they fit perfect, I am 125lbs, 5' 6 1/2" and usually boots are quite loose at the calf but these are actually fitting really good, not to baggy which is why i want another pair, possible the redi ones. If you are contemplating the money, they are worth it. I have had a knee replacement last year and wanted some flat boots that were very fashionable and i LOVE them. You can roll them down, leather is soft, or you can scrunch them down, or wear them high on the knee. I cant wait to wear them :)
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MGiovanna Lovely leather
These are lovely, supple boots, incredibly comfortable and a gorgeous colour - the red is a little deeper than the picture, making them a bit more versatile. I am sad to be sending them back, but just can't justify keeping more than one pair of red boots (tried the Joe and the Novak, going with the Novak), especially with these being so expensive. The quality is there, though. There's plenty of room around the calf and knee. Unusually for me, I found that they were actually rumpling down around the knee a little, giving the same fit as in the model even though I do not possess model legs.
Fairly true to EU sizing. The 41 fits me and compares directly in size with the Joe in 11, the Novak 41, Backstage 11, Perspective Heel 10, Bed Stu Manchester Tan 9 or Teak 9.5, Bed Stu Whiskey Sunset 40 (Bed Stu sizing seems very erratic, even in the same design and colour sometimes),