I wanted these so bad but they were all sold out in my size in the green. I called Zappos and was told no more were on order. Still, I signed up for email notification and was thrilled when 2 pair were returned in my size. I quickly snatched up the Pino color, size 41. I wanted these to be my favorite new boots
, but was I ever in for a letdown. I normally wear a straight 10M. The size 41 had plenty of toe length but was unusually arrow in the front and wide at the heel. This caused my heel to rise up out of the boot with every step. The lining was not as soft a material as I would have liked. It looked like dyed felt. I have no doubt that between the flopping heel and not-so-soft lining I would have had blisters within an hour. The calf circumference was accurate but the boot has absolutely no adjustability or "give". I had little room to tuck in my pants
. Measure carefully. I would advise your leg be 1 inch smaller than the opening states to comfortably tuck in jeans
. The strings are more decorative than functional and the boot can't really be tightened or loosened noticeably. The soles were thick and sturdy but squeaked badly on my tile floor The footbed was actually not too bad. It seemed moderately supportive and comfortable. The color was a bit brighter green than my monitor showed but still very pretty and the leather seemed of good quality. All in all these were a huge disappointment and I resealed the box to return them within an hour of receiving them. I also ordered the short version with the button which will arrive tomorrow. I will check those out and if they are anything like the boots
, they will go back as well. I so wanted these to work. Oh well...you can't win 'em all! Peace.