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Fitzwell Molasses/Wide Calf Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

67%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

89% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

84% "Moderate arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots! At first I was afraid that they were too plain but I was wrong. They look stunning with black leggings or a cute skirt/dress. I know they're a little expensive but the leather is gorgeous, worth every penny. And I purchased them on sale, so that was a plus.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/3/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These shoes are cute and comfortable, but I was extremely disappointed with the quality. The weight of the leather doesn't come anywhere close to what it would take for the boot to stand up by itself; I'll see how they wear, but over all these are substantially lower quality (less sturdy) than the sort of thing you find at Payless for a third of the price. (Which I did, by the way -- after I'd worn these outside, unfortunately.) They little traction and are loud when you walk. Also, the elastic patch seems much more prominent in person, though that's probably just a perspective thing.

Additional 24 Molasses/Wide Calf Fitzwell Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Jodunn

from Seattle, WA

These are beautiful boots - quality leather, well-made, simple and elegant style, BUT the description of a 17" circumference must have been based on a much smaller shoe size. The 9.5M size pair I ordered was HUGE!!! It actually measured 19.5 inches and I had could easily slide my whole hand into the top and still have room to wiggle my fingers. The rest of the shoe was true to size in the length, the medium width, and the arch (I have a wide-ish foot and high arches) was adequate wearing trouser socks. Final assessment: GREAT boot - check out the sizing on whether to get the regular or wide width.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington D.C.

I have trouble with wide-width boots because of the size of my calves. I normally have to size up in order to get the right width, even with "extended calf" boots. These boots, on the other hand, are extremely roomy. I am sometimes between a 10 and 11, but the 11 was way too big. I had to return and order a 10 and the boots are still a bit roomy (still space for thick socks and/or leggings, for sure). The leather is nice, but I do think the lining inside should have come up higher because you can tell there is a line where it stops on the back of the boot. Otherwise it is very comfortable and works well as a casual leather boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Virginia

Great boots, and I\'m so happy to find quality boots in a wide calf fitting. Speedy delivery and great service from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 4, 2010

Anonymous

 

I had to return them because the foot was too narrow and the calf too wide. It is a good quality boot but it did not fit me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 30, 2010

Starting 0

from Portland, Oregon

I love these boots! Affordable, comfortable and stylish. They fit perfectly in the calf for me and while the ankle is slightly slouchy as some have pointed out, I realize that it's difficult to predict the curve of individual legs based on calf size -- unless each pair is custom-made, for which you would pay a pretty penny! I have tiny ankles and a curvy calf so I have a little space at the top and around the ankle, but they look great! (Plus, they'll fit even if my ankles do swell, sweet!) I just ordered a second pair in brown.

Brands I'd also recommend: Selby, David Tate

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 24, 2010

Anonymous

from Sewickley, PA

I ordered these boots with some hesitation because I have a very wide calf, but they fit beautifully and are very comfortable. I\'ve worn them to work twice and to a casual reception another time, and each wearing was great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 5, 2010

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

This is a great wide calf boot for those of us who also have wide ankles. If you have skinny ankles and want a tight fitting tailored boot that is only wider in the calf, this is not the boot for you. If you have chubby ankles and a wide calf, dare I say "cankles", these will be perfect for you! I like the low heel and I can wear these over skinny jeans, something I never thought I'd be able to do with my generously proportioned calf muscles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 4, 2010

Kerri C

from Milwaukee, WI

My calf is 16.5 inches at the widest point, but I have normal ankles. Despite the calf on these boots being listed at 17 inches, they were huge on me. Better for swashbuckling than partying. Bust. I\'m so tired of trying to find boots! These were returned.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 1, 2010

Anonymous

from Seattle

These were the first wide shaft boots to fit my calves very comfortably. Unfortunately, the foot part of the boot is too small and narrow. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

When these arrived, I loved the color, but they weren't quite as high up the leg as I wanted, maybe a few inches below the knee. They are comfortable, and the shaft is wide enough, but I found them rather tight in the foot. I wear a medium width, and I wouldn't have been able to wear socks with these. I'm bummed that I have to send them back, due to the foot width and height.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 13, 2010

Anonymous

from Newton, Massachusetts

Terrific! Finally, I found a low-heeled black boot wide enough to fit my very wide calves. Comfortable right out of the box--I wore them all day at work and they looked and felt terrific. Seriously thinking about buying the brown, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 13, 2010

Anonymous

from Pacific NW

I so wanted these to work. They are great quality and quite comfortable. I was so excited about the wide calf, but unfortunately, they were too wide - in fact, wider than the measurements posted. Too bad - have to send them back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 27, 2010

Sunny S

 

Wide calf? Are you kidding? For once I'd like to see a wide calf that is actually proportioned correctly. If the shaft does happen to be wide enough, then the ankle part is way too large and slouchy. Very disappointing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 15, 2010

Nancy B

from Fraser Lake, B.C.

A quality product, exactly as described. Excellent service; quick shipping. I am delighted and will certainly continue to do business with this company. Thank you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 12, 2010

Sea2tree

from Santa Cruz, California

I am blown away by how much I like these boots. They fit perfectly, and the color is nice and dark so they work with brown and black clothing which is great since who can afford 2 pairs! Its such a pleasure to have the calf fit. They are leather so when I first put them on the foot stretched from tight to just perfect in about 1 wearing. They fit as comfortably as can be. Everything fits just right even where the zipper first touched my ankle. I don't wear skirts often, but these boots make me want to wear them more. I look forward to wearing these. Imagine if all shoes were this good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

These boots are GREAT. I have a very wide calf and find it very difficult to find a boot that fit my wide calf. These are so generous and comfortable I wish they came in more than the 2 colors they came in. I would buy each color. I wish I could find a pair of shearlings that fits this well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 8, 2010

Carol D

from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

The boots are extremely comfortable. The calf area is very wide. I would definitely recommend them if you need an extra-wide calf boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 3, 2010

Barbara

from Pine Island, NY

Just the boots for which I was searching far and wide. They\'re perfect! I found the online chat service provided by Zappos most helpful in making my decision about the fit. Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 27, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

These classicly styled boots fit true to size and are very comfortably. With a low heel, they are easy to walk in, yet go with a variety of outfits, both casual and more formal. All in all, a great addition to my shoe wardrobe. I am totally satisfied with my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 20, 2009

Kim B

from Newbury Park, California

I purchased these Fitzwell boots from Zappos because I have four pair of Fitzwell pumps which are truly comfortable, thanks in part to the gel insoles in the footbed and the heel of the pumps, and thought I'd give the boots a try! They are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned, and I love the elastic panel which makes it possible for for me to wear these boots. I'm trying to keep from ordering another pair, and lately I am seriously thinking of giving in and ordering another pair in brown!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark or Born shoe peoducts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 19, 2009

Caitlin Y

from NJ

I have a 16.5 inch calf and ordered these in an 8.5 wide. They came and I measured the circumference and it was 18+ inches, not the 17 that is advertised. I don\'t know if that\'s because I ordered wide or if it\'s just a fluke. They are cute and comfortable. I wish they fit.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Hartford, CT

Yippee! I'm so excited! I can wear them with skinny cords and they don't come up too high! They are my 4th pair of knee high boots that I've tried. I thought I was going to cry if they didn't work. But they did! So happy about it. I have a 16.5 inch calf and while the actual ankle is small and my foot is small, the calf is big the whole way. I put on my skinny cords and zipped the boots right up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2009

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

I have a larger calf. The bigger one being 17 inches and these are the very first boots that I have found to fit and to fit comfortably. These shoe are great quality and provide great style. I love these boots! I have them in black and will probably order them in the brown as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tahari Connie Stretch Boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 8, 2009

Anonymous

from DC

Very cute boot, but even though I have a heavy calf, the shaft was at least 2 inches too wide. This is an extra wide shaft which is good, but not going to work for me. The other size shaft is too narrow.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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