If you haven't even purchased a 'real' leather boot before, please read...
Fryes are made to last a life time. The Veronica Slouch is no exception. Order your normal size. I usually wear a six so I ordered a six. Put on a short or ankle height sock of medium thickness. I like to use my running socks
. Sit down. Unpack your boots
. Smell them. If you are like me, say, "Ooooh. Aaaah." a few times. Then put them on. When you first put them on, you WILL think that they are WAY too small. You will struggle and possibly break a sweat getting this boot on your foot. Pull the shaft up straight and stomp your way in. Make sure you have enough lenth in front of your toe...I have about 3/4 of an inch. Walk around long enough to make sure your heel doesn't rub badly. Your boots
will break in after a bit of wear...I usually wear mine 24/7 for a few weeks until they feel like old friends. If your leather boots
are loose when you get them or fit perfectly out the box, know they are going to stretch and mold to your foot and may or may not be too big or start rubbing as they do. A boot that feels a bit tight to get on in the ankle area and a little stiff on is going to relax into a great fit.
Ok, I ordered the Cognac Stone Wash and the distressed dark brown. I have to say they are both amazingly gorgeous boots
of two different flavors. I'm keeping the cognac. I'd keep both if my wallet allowed. The cognac is perfectly distressed on the outside...they look like you've inherited them from your John Wayne grandfather, but better.
The dark brown is a beautiful full-grain leather with minor reddish-toned variations. They are much dressier and polished.
A final note...I have very athletic calves. The regular Veronica slouch might not fit you like you expect if you have legs like me. My naked calves measure about 15 inches around at their widest so the Veronica doesn't do much slouching. I certainly can fit my skinny jeans
or leggings in there but there isn't room to spare. I'm hoping down the road to either get the shaft stretched by a cobbler or broken in enough so that I can wear thick socks
over my skinny jeans
with the boots
If you like the way these look, order them. I know everyone says that, but they are timeless and soft and amazing!