I absolutely love these boots
. I've had so much trouble finding boots
that fit me because I have really wide athletic calves (17 inches around the widest part). I'd basically given up on finding tall boots
that fit, but fell in love with these ones and figured I'd give them a shot (I heart Zappos shipping policy). I could actually get them on! They are a little big snug with my skinny jeans
, but I'm assuming that the leather will stretch a tad as I wear them in. And with leggings or tights they feel just great. I'm normally a size 10, and my feet slip around a little, particularly in the heel area. I'm not sure it's a full half-size larger (I think the 9.5 might be too small for me), but it's definitely roomier than other Frye boots
I've tried on. I bought them in Tan, although I was also really tempted by the Grey color. The tan is beautiful; it's sort of rustic looking and very unique. The color is lighter than most boots
I've seen, though not quite as light as it looks in the photo. Fantastic boots
, I'd definitely recommend them. If you have more slender calves (lucky!) though, you might be swimming in them a little.