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La Canadienne Passion Reviews

385 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

73% "Moderate arch support"

374 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/16/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I had mistakenly purchased this boot in a wide back in October after reading some reviews about width problems. I also got the same size as my running shoe, a sometimes 1/2 size larger than my usual shoe size depending on the shoe. Thanks Zappos for putting up with numerous returns of many different boots after that. I had wondered if Zappos was taking bets on whether I would ever keep a pair! And my UPS guy was shaking his head with all of the back & forth! I eventually wound up with this boot again in black, in the same size but in a regular width. Thank goodness I did. I have worn it all winter long with a gel insert for additional arch support and slightly better comfort as I am a real city walker. This is a fantastic boot! I wore it almost every day this past winter, dressed down and up. Although initially I really hated to spend this kind of money on a boot, I'm extremely glad that I did. This boot got me through some rough winter weather: navigating through salt, snow mounds, icy sidewalks, driving rain, deep puddles, you name it. The tread is fantastic - it really is skid proof. Best part, after the no-falling down part, is the way they feel. And they are really warm and waterproof. I just wish that the style had a little more pizazz, but I cannot complain at all about the overall total comfort. I cleaned them after they got muddy and polished them to try to erase a sadly earned gougy kind of scuff mark across the toe. It pretty much disappeared (you would have to look really hard to see it!) and I have to say that the boots look like new again. Even better because they are not stiff looking. I will eventually have to get the heels replaced, a minor thing considering how many miles I put on them, and I just saw another review that mentioned getting the boots waterproofed after a winter season (hmm, no one mentioned that before!). Glad to see that I am not the only one who meticulously reads all of the reviews before investing in a pair of boots with this kind of price tag! Bottom line, I would highly recommend this boot. It is as versatile as everyone says and it is a classic looking boot that is not going to go out of style tomorrow. With regard to the price, I doubt that I will be purchasing another pair of winter boots for a long while, so the purchase will likely turn out to be a very cost effective one. Also, I did not mind the slight bagginess to the calf area as I generally wore them with pants. When I did wear them with black tights and a shortish skirt, I thought that they looked pretty great too. I see that the brown is on sale now and am actually considering a second pair in brown.

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/1/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I've had these boots in size 7 for about six months and although I loved them at first, they have not worn well. In particular, the zipper bends inward at the inside ankle in a way that has become quite painful. Also, the leather has begun to show undue wear. I wear these boots infrequently, and expected better quality for the price.

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5 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Janice S

from Silver Spring, MD

La Canadienne Passion are comfortable boots in simple, classic style. With the warm inside lining and outside waterproofing, the boot is great in urban or outdoor environment when you need to walk a lot in snowy/cold weather. They are not super stylish boots, but they look good in a slightly rugged urbane way with casual and dressy clothes. The reason I'm giving 4 stars is because I am 5'9", the 15-inch shaft stops at my mid-calf, and I wish they come up a little higher. I'd say the boot looks better on a slightly shorter person. The chocolate brown leather is gorgeous. I wish La Canadienne make boots with taller shafts.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2012

Natascha L

from Henderson County, NC

These are stunningly nice classic black boots that I expect to last a long time (timeless style). The have no real embellishments except being a beautiful leather boot. The arch support is OK. I do need a lot in this department. I stuck arch supports in there (I recommend the Pedaq ones from Germany - note that they are quite firm and true arch support) and it works great. A note on fit - my calves are somewhat bigger than the boot - the first few times I could only zip up toe the horizontal seam. The little stretch built in up top, does slowly stretch and after about 4 days wearing them (off and on), I can now zip them up. Remember that good leather stretches and then returns to its shape, so I do not believe it is the leather. I believe it is the stretchy little part that is relaxing, which is a good thing as it adapted to my calves. IF you have athletic calves though they may be too tight. Zappos has a similar style that is more of an ankle boot that looks exactly like this one (except of course the length) and those might be an option for you (and on sale too). I walk to work and do a lot of walking at work too, and these work great - decent traction, comfy in warmth (not too hot like some hiking boots can get), and they look great with pants and skirts. It is a lot of money to spend (I was a bit scared at first)- and I do not regret in one bit. These will be going with me to Seattle where I can walk everywhere in them and wear them professionally without having to pack additional work shoes. I will post an update in several months - I fully expect these quality boots to be with me a long time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2012

Caroline

from Sararoga, CA

I was looking for a riding-type boot with a classic style, but that was also comfortable. This boot really fits the bill! I was a bit worried that it wouldn't have enough arch support, and in reality it really has only a little bit, but it doesn't seem to matter because it fits my foot perfectly and is extremely comfortable. The fact that it's waterproof is an added bonus. I was also concerned that because it was waterproof, it would too hot or thick...again, it turns out that the boot is not like that at all. The only minor issue with it is that I have long legs (34" inseam, 6 feet tall) and the boot doesn't go up as high as I would like...maybe just by an inch. This is only an aesthetic, so it's not a problem. I love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Barbara, CA

Excellent boots! I wore these with Smart Wool socks walking all over Prague (cobblestone streets) for several days in 18 degree F (or colder) weather. I have had trouble with neuromas in the past and felt no pain or discomfort even after several hours walking. My feet were warm and dry. I could not be happier with these wonderful boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

Beautifully made, very comfortable, look surprisingly nice on the legs too. I appreciate how these boots combine warmth and are waterproof without sacrificing style. I have athletic calves, and not-so-athletic ankles. Why, genetics, why? So I often have a hard time finding a boot that zips, but these work, they are a bit snug at first, but the leather does stretch over time. Very comfortable for my public transit commute. Leather tough enough that I don't worry about dinging it on the edges of stairs, etc. I ruined the toe of a Cole Haan boot that way. Only complaint is that at first, after an hour of wearing the left zipper would dig into my leg, just above the ankle, but that problem seems to have sorted itself out, perhaps the leather stretched enough after multiple wearings, not sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Lj

from San Francisco

This is a beautiful, elegant boot. It's great for work, in my case, as I'm in a pretty conservative office. They're true to size, I found, and very comfortable. There's no break in period. I have fairly athletic calves, probably around 14.5 inches around at the widest part. The boots fit great, though they are a little loose at the very top (past the widest part of my calf) with tights, but I'm ok with it because I've had tighter fitting boots, and it's the worst feeling ever when it's squeezing your leg too tight! It's like having a toothache! I wear an 8.5 and have high arches. The boot fits great in my size, though I might have even been able to go down a half size, I didn't bother. There's no heel slippage, which I sometimes find happens to me due to my arches. They're very high quality; I'm glad I found them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Fantastic boot. Got them in black suede and they are just beautiful. Very well made and worth the money. I have wide feet with a high arch and am tough to fit and tough to please. These went on my feet and I said ahhh. They are comfortable, supportive, beautiful and I am able to walk in them comfortably. What more can anyone ask for?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Stony Brook, NY

I have foot issues so I am not the easiest to fit. These boots are everything I had hoped for and very comfortable, well made, and look great with casual and well as dressier outfits. I love them so much, I also got them in brown. They may be on the expensive side, but are worth it. Highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Merrill, Beautifeel, Orthoheel, Chaco,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2012

Jackie

from Omaha, NE

These are beautiful, well made boot. The calf is perfect for me (I have a 14ΒΌ" circumference calf), and shaft height is great at 15". They have nice looking heels. They are great for me, I was looking for something that I can dress up or down, be comfortable in all day at work on my feet. Footbed size may be a smidgen (half a size, maybe) on the large side; the wide is also nice, does not look wide but feels more roomy. I looked at much cheaper boots that were not as classy looking or comfortable; these are definitely worth the extra money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reiker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. They are the best boots I have ever owned. Look good with just about anything. For a boot like this, they are comfortable as well. Good protection from cold and snow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2011

Anonymous

from san francisco

This is my second pair of La Canadienne! I loved them! They are very comfortable, as always! The leather is beautiful. It was tight when I first tried them on, and it was same as my first pair too, but I believe over time the leather will become more flexible. They are very elegant looking. They have the perfect heel height since I do not like wearing high heels. I got the dark chocolate. It is a very dark color but I like it. I would definitely recommend these! Especially for those who do not like cold feet in winter but do not like Ugg because sometimes they can get too warm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 12, 2011

KR

from California

Looks to be a fantastic boot! I've only worn it in the house for 4 hours, but so far it feels like it will be comfortable from the beginning with no break in period. The style is a perfect "in between" style for me: it can go dressier, with skirts and tights, or it looks great tucked into jeans. The leather is a lovely dark brown, the heel is easy for walking but gives a bit of a boost. Taking them to Scotland in a couple of weeks And, they are waterproof (and my other LaC. boots after 5 years are still waterproof!). Might order a second pair...hard to resist! I am a standard size 8m standard medium width, with a foot that spreads in front but has a narrower heel.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aquatalia, Ecco, Paul Green, Donald Pliner, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've had these boots in size 7 for about six months and although I loved them at first, they have not worn well. In particular, the zipper bends inward at the inside ankle in a way that has become quite painful. Also, the leather has begun to show undue wear. I wear these boots infrequently, and expected better quality for the price.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2014

Tiki

from SoCal

Nice looking boot. Calf is on the narrow side. I ordered a 6 1/2 W and have small (14 1/2 inch) calves. However, these were tight on me. I'm 5'4" -- maybe it would be better for someone taller where the large part of the calf is higher up. Although, I actually think the boot would be nice looking if it were an inch taller. I ordered the Blanche, Paige and Passion and ended up keeping the Paige in a 6 1/2 W.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aerosoles, Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

This boot is beautiful and the leather is supple! Very comfortable. I wear a 7 in a shoe without a sock (like a heel or slip on) and a 7.5 if I want to wear socks. I bought this in a 7.5 and it fits well with pantyhose or a thin sock. Gorgeous!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

These are beautiful boots. Classic, comfortable and stylish. I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Afton, MN

These boots are worth the price. They are very comfortable and needed no break-in period. The insulation and traction are perfect for snow. They are quickly becoming my go-to boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pliner, Paul Green, Gabor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These are amazing. The perfect boot does exist! They fit comfortably from the very first wearing. They look great with skinny jeans, slacks, skirts and dresses. I wore them to a trade show -- 12 hours on a concrete floor -- and not a single blister. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 30, 2012

Anonymous

from NYC

Great pair of boots, looks so much better in person than in the pictures. Comfortable right out of the box, just got 'em, and they feel like I have had them for years. Beautiful. This is my 4th pair of La Canadiennes and in my opinion they are the best boots around for the comfort, quality, waterproof and beauty.

Brands I'd also recommend: La Canadiene

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston

It is very difficult to find knee-high boots when you are short and have slim calves, but these worked for me. Yes, they flare a bit at the top (see other reviews re this), but since I only wear them with pants tucked in, it is not a problem. They are extremely comfortable, classic-style and well-made. I have gotten a lot of wear out of them already.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aquatalia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 10, 2012

Anonymous

from indianapolis, indiana

Love these boots. Ordered a pair of Ugg's at the same time and sent the Ugg's back after trying on the La Canadienne's. They are very versatile and look great with dresses or leggings and jeans. Very comfortable and really top quality. Sexy too. Agree with other reviewers about fitting jeans in the boot, would be difficult as not a lot of room unless one has very thin calves, but they work with leggings fine. Would definitely recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

These boots are very comfortable. I walked around in them for an entire day and never felt uncomfortable. I would definitely buy another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aquatalia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 7, 2012

Mary R

from Arlington, Virginia

Great boot. Very comfortable and you can wear it with dresses or jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 14, 2011

Carolyn C

from St. Louis, MO

These are sweet boots and worth the price. They're waterproof with textured soles and a warm lining... so practical. Yet they're sleek enough to be refined. I agree with another reviewer who said she liked the trim ankles. They are a teeny bit large for me, but that means I can put a warm sock on, yet I can also wear them with just tights. Plus they are made in North America. That's a plus for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 14, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable boots. I have worn them walking around the city several times. The lining also helps keep you warm on cold days. I would highly recommend these. La Canadienne are the best for stylish winter boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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