Style: 33741497 Color Code:
Distressed leather ankle boots with embellished overlay, featuring stud embellishments and free-spirited suede lace-up detailing along the back. Pull-tabs at topline.
*By Free People
These boots arrived today and i am totally in love with them. They fit beautifully, are well made and the toggles at the back are such a great touch. I read other reviews and i dont find them annoying at all despite them swinging about a bit. i would highly recommend these boots.
Just how I imagined
I ordered the black, in a size 9.. European sizes I feel like run a little small so definitely size up rather than down! They fit great, snug but comfortable. The leather is distressed the perfect amount. I read a couple other reviews before I purchased and was worried because people said the distressing looked blue, but that was not the case! I love these so much. The beaded strings on the back do get caught on the inside of the boot, but is a very minor flaw and easy to fix. I'm very picky with boots but loved these- had my eye on them for a while until I finally bought. -- soo happy I did.
These are very different than any boot I have, and I have a lot. Mostly frye, but these are nice. Made in Portugal, distressed leather. True to size. Very interesting look, glad I bought them.
Annoying tassels but still love them
I purchased the brown ones. What I love about the boots: Very comfortable, padded insoles, soft leather; just enough of an opening where I don't feel like I have toothpick legs; What I don't like: the tassels do swing - had to tie them as tight as possible because its annoying; sizing was off for me my regular size was too big and down one size was too small. Kept the regular size and added an insole. Fits perfect now. They are made with great quality and although distressed, these boots will be better over time, when they really are distressed. Overall I love the boots.
Unfortunate deisgn defect, could've been cool.
A tad pricey, but really good quality, could of been more distressed in my book (I bought black ones) but the heavy baubles on the ties in back swung around and hit my ankles and actually hurt within 5 minutes and looked ridiculous when walking because they flopped about. So had to return, begrudgingly. In case, you want to try them or they go way on sale...my sizing experience was I normally get a size 10 because I like my boots on the large size (pet peeve, tiny feet)...so after reading previous reviews ordered the 40 and fit perfecto.
Fabulous - but
I wanted to love these boots. They looked supple, roomy and quite utilitarian. However, they were a little short for a size 10. The width was very good, but lengthwise they were tight. The leather could be softer. Guess some saddle soap would cure that. Lastly, the toe box is not tall enough. My toes kept banging into the roof of the toe box. It seemed the toe box size did not align with the 'heftiness' of this boot. Could have more of an important presence. Sad to return them. Good price for those these fit.
I fell in love with these boots as soon as I saw them and couldn't wait to order them! But I am sad to say that I was very disappointed when the boots finally arrived. I ordered the black and there is so much distressing on the boots that they look like they have grey patches all over. And once I tried them on they are not as slouchy or wide at the top as they appear in the pictures. Overall, for the price, I thought they would look a lot nicer and be a lot softer. They just look a lot different in person than they do in the photos online. I wanted to love these, but just can't. I will be returning them asap.