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Fitzwell Molasses/Wide Calf Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%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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November 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I purchased these in 9.5 double wide, and they fit perfectly. I usually wear a 9.5 wide, so I suppose these run a little narrow. But they are warm, comfortable, and gorgeous!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from massachusetts

Must return this boot. Calf is plenty wide, ankle is too wide, but forefoot feels like a medium width. Too bad because the leather on this boot is beautiful.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Tampa

I love this boot. This is my first pair of boots in 20 years. I have wide calves and they fit perfect. I also have plantar fasciitis and for me there was enough room to put a 3/4 orthotic. Very attractive boot that would be great with skirts...or anything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 24, 2012

Anonymous

from CT

Calf was wide enough to fit me but I found the foot area uncomfortable. I need more cushioning particularly in the heel area.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

October 24, 2012

Anonymous

from NY, NY

This is the first pair of boots I've ever owned. I have pretty big calves so it's always been hard to find anything to fit...and these do! I tried the extra wide, but that was too big. The wide calf is perfect. They are pretty comfortable, however, I thought they would have a little more cushion then they actually do. Overall, great boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earthies

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

December 3, 2011

Anonymous

 

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2011

Anonymous

 

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Anonymous

from New York

I recently ordered 3 boots in search of wide calf boots that would fit my 22 inch calves. This one came close but not good enough. It's going back sadly. I have to say this boot is well-made and looks very rich. I wish it had fit so I could keep it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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