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Minnetonka Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot Reviews

348 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

4%Rated 5 stars

56%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

42% "Felt true to size"

51% "Felt true to width"

75% "No arch support"

Additional 228 Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot Minnetonka Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

These run very narrow and a half to a whole size smaller than marked. I have the ankle zip up Minnetonka's in an 8 1/2 which I love but these 3-layer fringe ones in a 9 are much smaller than those are! The sole is much narrower in comparison. Another thing to note, I tried these same shoes on in the brown, also in a size 9, and they were huge, way too big, whereas the 'brick' ones feel snug. So I have concluded that within this style the sizing is inconsistent. I'm hoping mine will stretch out in the suede part. They are very cute in person, but I noticed some quality concerns on mine that my other Minnetonka's don't have, some bare spots in the suede. I have mixed feelings about them but I'm going to try to make them work.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 24, 2011

Dixie R

from Memphis

I found that these fit shorter than the pair I tried on in a store one day! They had told me at the store that their sizes were sort of random. I am going to have to return and hope for a "bigger" 9 this next time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 26, 2011

Imeldawannabe

 

They are really cute, unique, and versatile. However, they are more narrow & fit smaller than I expected. I'm hoping the reviews I read indicating they stretch with wear will apply because I don't want to return & await a reorder. I guess I'll wear them fitted! A girl just can't bear to not wear new shoes!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

Boots worked out great. Were a birthday present for my daughter. She loves them! Recommend a size larger than what you wear as they seem to run small. Also, an intersole works great since there is not much to cushion the foot. They are like slippers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 9, 2011

Sierra B

from Boulder, CO

The best thing about these boots is the style. The red color is gorgeous. Blood red, not too orange, not too bright. The fringe is adorable and the instep tailoring is reminiscent of cowboy boots. The bad? Comfort. There is very little padding in the insole. The rigid sole isn't comfortable at all compared to soft sole shoes. There is suede lining on the inside, but also a lot of exposed stitching all along the edge of your foot, which is highly irritating. Combine that with a rigidly narrow styling, and that makes for pain in my sensitive skin. The narrowness of the shoe would eventually stretch out because this is genuine leather, but even after that, my foot would overhang both the insole and the outsole, both of which are very narrow. The shoe is also about an inch longer than my toes. I have double-wide feet. The calf is narrow enough that on me, it forces the boot to be scrunchy, which isn't what it should be. There is no zipper or other way to open the calf, but it's easy to just slide your feet in and out. So, to summarize, if you're skinny and have long, narrow feet, you'll find the fit to be good right out of the box. You still won't be comfy, though, because the boots are hard-soled with almost no padding whatsoever.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

I like these boots a lot but originally had an issue with getting them on since I have a high arch. After the 20 minutes or so it took to get the boots on originally it has since been easier since the suede stretches some. Otherwise I like them a lot, but the pull on style made it difficult at first and even to some extent, still makes them difficult to put on.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 17, 2011

Jess

from Park Forest, Illinois

I absolutely love the look (and sound) of these boots. With that being said, the leg opening is very narrow. I have fairly thin legs and they fit me snugly; however, if my calves were any wider these boots might not be so awesome. They are great for moving and shaking in!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 23, 2010

Taryn M

from mill spring, NC

I received this shoe instead of the "Woodstock" that I ordered. But I fell in love with them and ended up keeping them. I ordered the Woodstock again because I still love that style.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 29, 2010

Anonymous

from San Diego

I thought these, like other Minnetonka boots, run large. Then again, my foot is narrow. I usually like a 9 in closed toe shoes and ended up trading those in for the 8.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 29, 2010

Anonymous

from San Diego

I thought these, like other Minnetonka boots, run large. Then again, my foot is narrow-ish. I usually like a 9 in closed toe shoes and ended up trading those in for the 8.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 24, 2010

Jaye C

from Neah Bay, WA

I loved the look of these boots but they were too small, not only in the size of the foot, but the calf leaves no room to wear jeans with them for those with medium to large calves. I wished they would have fit, I love the style! Zappos is great with service though, overnight shipping rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Naughty Monkey

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 31, 2010

Anonymous

from NYC

Very cute boots. They are very flat inside, have to order up. That way they fit the width, meanwhile then you have elf toe a bit cus they are too long. The ankle is loose on my, yet the opening is a little tight. I'm a 7 and bought an 8.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 27, 2010

Anonymous

from minneapolis,minnesota

Love the boots! Sizing is small so I needed to order up a size. Both the delivery and return service were quick and easy - great service.

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 14, 2010

Ksofen

from Florida

I love these boots. They are super cute, but have no support. The sole is just thick foam, so I don't think they would work in wet or cold climate. They are just for fun and fashionable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 23, 2011

Renee Y

from Texas

I received a defective pair. It is too bad because I really liked those boots but I have to return them because the fringe on one of the boot is 2'' higher than the other boot. Those boots are super cute, the only drawback is the poor quality control. If you are order, i recommend buying two pairs then return one of them, since Zappos has great customer service, they won't let you down! Also, I'm usually a 8.5 and I bought a size 9, it fits perfect and I would def recommend this boots to anyone if the quality control was a bit better!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 15, 2010

Cohen

from Maryland

My teenaged daughter loves the boots that arrived today, and I'm amused and charmed that they are reminiscent of hippie wear of my own generation. The quality control is unfortunately poor, however. One boot's foot bed was a noticeable 3/8" wider than the other. The lack of a lining on a dyed suede boot means that socks, leggings, and jeans stain badly. I'll likely order a second pair to see if we can find matching boots.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 14, 2009

Anonymous

from Huntley, IL

I received a lot of compliments on these boots. They are very fashionable and stylish! The only complaint I have is that they are hard to get on over jeans and gave me blisters on my heels the first hour I wore them. I have worn them again with not so much pain as I think I probably broke them in a little more.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 2, 2009

Erin W

from Michigan

Even though I had to return this boot it still gets lots of praise from me! Super cute, so much better in person than in picture. I have average calves and the top of these were just too narrow for me. The foot was a lot narrower too, and didn\'t have cushioning like the Tall Lace Up boot. BUT it was really easy to walk in, didn\'t feel like it would need breaking in, and would look fantastic with skirts... *tears* I\'ll try to find a substitute, but I\'ll keep buying Minnetonka!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 6, 2006

Terry

from Hollywood, CA

Love them- I bought these in purple, they are true to size and of course you can see that there is no arch support, but you can buy a larger size and insert a pad and wear with socks. I sometimes have a problem with boots being too narrow, but I got these on and they fit my calf. I had a hard time making up my mind what color to buy. I wanted to buy more than one, but obviously they are not that practical a style and I prefer a higher heeled boot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 9, 2011

Ryan

from Austin, TX

These boots are incredibly narrow! I have average to wide feet and they were incredibly uncomfortable. I realize they would have stretched out after a while, but my feet would have lopped over the sole and just looked ridiculous. They're cute, but unfortunately they are going back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

While these shoes are very attractive, the bottom fell off of one of them--after only a few wearings! We are going to try a replacement pair and hopefully they'll hold up better!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 9, 2009

Julie

from Chicago, IL

So disappointed! I fell in LOVE when I saw these boots! I used to have a pair of boots with fringe in high school that I wore all the time, so really got my hopes up when I saw these. Part rocker, part hippie. But, I knew as soon as I saw them, I should have trusted my gut. Even though I reviewed the measurements before I ordered them, I thought, surely the numbers must be off, as the picture makes them look much taller. Wrong! I can barely get them on, as the top of the boot hits right in the middle of the biggest part of my calf. As if that wasn't enough disappointment, the length and width across the foot are way small. Heading back tomorrow.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 6, 2005

Susan K

from Lake Havasu City,AZ.

Boot not well made - The inside of this boot has the soul backing not properly put down,because of this,there is a sharp area that cuts the bottom of my foot.I am surprised by this,for I have bought before from that maker,and have found it to be of good quality.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2010

Nikki

from Baltimore, MD

This boot is super cute, just wish it had a zipper. I had to return them for that reason.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 19, 2014

Anonymous

 

I really like this boot. It's very stylish and cute. One thing I did notice was the insane amount of black dye rubbing onto everything that touched the boots. My socks, and pants have turned black from these boots. They fit nice but feel narrow and I don't have a wide foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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