I was looking for a wide calf boot but I was disappointed when I received the first pair as the quality seemed very poor. The boots
were cut unevenly at the top cuff and were wavy. The front cuff of one boot had rippled leather. It looked like cheaply glued leather. The back shaft of the other boot looked the same way. When I put the boots
on and walked, the heels sounded like hollow plastic heels. I found it hard to believe that Frye
would make such cheap boots
. I sent the first pair back and reordered hoping I had just gotten a lemon. The leather on the shaft of the 2nd pair of boots
looked better but there was a defect on the side seam of one boot, where the leather had been cut and not dyed - so there was a long seam of untreated leather which stood out sharply against the dark brown leather. These went back too. I finally ordered directly from Frye
and the boots
are great. Excellent quality leather, good heels, not hollow plastic. I usually wear a size 8, but ordered a size 8.5 in this boot and it fit fine (with a medium weight sock). I have larger calves and these fit fine with room to spare for tights. Thank goodness Zappos has free shipping both ways and excellent customer service.