Fitzwell Molasses/Wide Calf Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

68% "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 39 Molasses/Wide Calf Fitzwell Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Lisa M

from Chicago, IL

Finally! A boot that fits! I've had quite a time trying to find a boot that fits my calves, and finally these boots came into my life. My calves are about 18 inches, and these zipped up with jeans no problem. The leather is nice and soft, and the brown is a nice, rich, dark brown. They are a little dressier than I wanted, but I think they will go well with a dress or with jeans. Can't wait to wear them!

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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December 5, 2011

Elaine D

from Keizer, Oregon

I have just received my first pair of boots in my life that comfortably fit my foot and leg! I have a 16" calf, and have quite a bit of room to spare.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 30, 2011

Inez H

 

These boots are wonderful in the fact that they do zip up comfortably over jeans and my 16 inch calf. I'm tickled that they are so nice looking as well as zip up so easily! I've spent literally hours looking in the stores for a pair and had given up until the sales lady at Macy's mentioned wide calf were available online! I'm so happy! thank you Fitzwell and Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 16, 2011

Wilcon

 

these boots are perfect. They are exactly what I was looking for. You can dress them up or down and they are super comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 11, 2011

Misty

from Kansas

I love these boots! I have a difficult time finding boots that are not cheap looking (or hundreds of dollars) that fit my calf but are tailored for an ankle that is smaller. I would definitely recommend this boot for plus size women with larger legs but not large ankles. And I am an elementary school teacher who stands all day...and can wear this all day with no foot pain at the end of the day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt wider 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

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Carolyn

from Orlando

Beautiful boot! I've reordered it in a wider, longer size.

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

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Woodside, California

They aren't kidding about the wide calf. If you don't really need a very wide calf, these will gape and sink down in an unbecoming fashion.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger 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  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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  

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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