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Fitzwell Bit/Extra Wide Calf Boot Reviews

106 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

62% "Felt narrower than marked"

79% "Moderate arch support"

97 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/27/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I got these boots as a Christmas present from my hubby. I have wanted tall riding style boots forever but I have not been able to find any that fit my big calves. These are pretty much perfect. Yes, they area a touch baggy at the ankle, but for a riding style I feel that it still looks chic. They are incredibly comfortable. We followed other reviewers suggestions and ordered a 1/2 size up and I'm glad we did because the fit is perfect. The leather is super soft and the heel height is just right. I have worn them with jeans tucked in and with a skirt and tights so far and have gotten compliments both times! These are awesome boots.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/13/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I ordered this boot 1/2 size larger to accommodate my EE feet, but it was still way too tight. Maybe a D could wear it, but if you are extra wide like I am, I wouldn't bother trying this boot. Too bad - it's a nice-looking boot!

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 13, 2011

Kristina K

from Walnut Creek, CA

Gorgeous pair of boots. Perfect effortless fit for my 18 inch calves. I have never been able to find a stylish leather boot that fits me well. Always a little too on the tight side. These fit w/ room for at least a finger or two, so I know I can wear them w/ my leggings or slim jeans tucked in. But, they are dressy enough to pair w/ a dress/pair of tights for work. Love. I'm in love. Great quality. Heel is just enough. Has a flat look, but that slight elevation makes them more comfortable. Perfection.I take a wide shoe size normally, but based on what others said, I ordered a medium width and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2011

Kelly

from Omaha, NE

I love, love, love these boots! I have tried every possible wide and extra wide calf boots I could lay my hands on in the past 2 years without success. Too big, too small, looked cheap etc. These fit perfectly and look great... they better for the price. But, to me, they are worth it! They seem to be good quality, great style and fit over my 17.5 inch calves with room to spare. I haven't worn them out yet, just got them today but I'll update if they are anything but perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ros Hommerson

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2011

Christine

from Knoxville, TN

I love these boots. I can never find boots to fit my calves. I am able to wear these with jeans and I can still zip them without having to hold them together. I wear a medium width and these were a little snug but after wearing them all day the boots have stretched and fit good. I did buy half size larger since it was sold out in my regular size, glad I did because may have been too small. Thanks Zappos for carrying hard to fit sizes. All of the other boots sold at plus size stores may fit but are not real leather like these boots. I do wish that the brown was a little lighter but I am still very happy. Also I ordered these on Saturday and the package arrived Monday, wow. I would definitely buy Fitzwell again, good product.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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November 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

I need an extra wide calf for a 5.5 size foot. These are the best boots ever! So comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2011

Slug

from New Orleans, LA

Love these. Had been looking for ages for boots to fit my extra-wide calves (18 inches), and these are perfect. They look a little like Fryes with the details, and have plenty of room in the calves--with skinny jeans on, I can put my entire hand between my leg and the boot comfortably. They're also super comfy. Highly recommend. One note, a lot of the reviews said to order a width size up. My advice is don't. I usually wear a standard width shoe, although I'm a little on the wide size. I wear these with athletic socks just fine, and am really glad I didn't get them in a wide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Tulsa, OK

Hadn't been able to find any tall boots that would zip over my calves, which I have recently discovered, are apparently larger than average. These are beautiful boots and they fit over my calves with no problem. However, I ordered them in my normal size (9.5 M), and should have heeded advice in other reviews and ordered a wider width. They were very narrow, so I had to return them. (And wider widths are now sold out in my size, so am trying a different Fitzwell boot.)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2011

Susan O

from Connecticut

I am sort of in love with these boots. I have never spent so much money on a pair of shoes before, but wow, were these worth it. When I first tried them on the foot felt a bit narrow (despite buying a wide), but they stretched out within an hour. Unfortunately, they did stretch calf-wise, too, so now they are a bit looser than I had anticipated, but they are still fine. As others have mentioned, the sizing system is a bit off, so do order up. They are cute, comfortable (I wore them all day the day after they arrived) and go with lots of things.

Brands I'd also recommend: I'm a a Keens/Franco Sarto kind of gal.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Louisiana, Ruston

I have never been able to tuck my blue jeans inside my boots until now! I love these boots, they are a life saver if you are in the market for boots for a claf that is 17-18 inches these are your boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2011

Elisa K

from tennessee

Fantastic comfortable and very stylish. I receive many compliments for this boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Fitzwell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 1, 2011

Donza G

from New York

I order these boots on Oct. 28th and received them on Monday the 31fst which was remarkable.The fit was wonderful,I got a size ten but when Fitzwell says extra wide calf that's just what they mean unfortunately I over estimated my calves and the tops of the boots where way to big,so I advise if you think you have extra wide calves measure them first with a clothe tape measure to be sure.the 18 inch circumference was still to wide even with pants. All said they are a very beautiful pairs of boots,but will be changing them for single wide width 16 1/2 circumference.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anne Klein,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Norwood, OH

For the first time in my life, I have boots that fit my calves! They are stylish and comfortable! I wear an 8 1/2 shoe. The size 9 boot fits perfectly.

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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October 24, 2011

Rachel

from Long Island, NY

GREAT BOOTS! As someone who has big calves (17 in) and has been searching for a decent pair of boots for years (ones that are REAL leather, have a zipper and not some cheap material in the back that screams "HUGE LEGS HERE!”) I am proud to say that I have finally found the perfect boots! They are very comfortable and really stylish. I wore them today for the first time and received 4 compliments! They do run narrow, so order a size wider than usual. If they feel a bit too narrow in the beginning, after wearing them for a few hours they will stretch. If you have a hard time finding a boot that fits your larger calves, order these! They really are worth the price. ENJOY!

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 narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Mary B

from Raleigh, NC

I just received my boots, and was not hopeful. But they FIT!! I can wear them with my jeans tucked in, and with socks, as I ordered a half size larger and WW width. I have big calves and had given up on finding boots. These are great!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

DmashGrl

 

Just received my Fitzwell boots and wore them today! First thing is they are a nice looking boot and real leather. I bought the brown pebble - I have a difficult time finding boots to fit my wide feet, high arch and big calves (16 1/2 and 17) - so I selected these as they were shown as an 18" shaft --- did I say perfect yet? Anyway other reviews suggested ordering a larger size to able to wear socks rather than tights and so I ordered an 8 (normal 7.5) and the WW width --- did I say comfortable --- well they are - no pinching at all on first day and they loosened up just enough; without gushing about them these are hands-down the best boots I have ever owned!!! I will be looking at the other Fitzwell options I am that delighted...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these boots. I'm a size 10 and they fit perfect. Maybe a little snug across the top of my foot but they're leather so they will stretch to fit. The calf measurement is exact. Good grip on ball of foot but heel grip could be improved with more rubber.

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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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from long island new york

Was smaller and narrower than a normal size and this was a ww size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 7, 2010

WendiO

from Central California

This is a great boot! I have a narrowish foot, but a wide calf at about 17". I ordered an 8½ and the size was perfect. The calf is very generous and for once I can wear my jeans tucked into the boot and still have a little room. The leather and craftsmanship are worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2010

Amanda

from Philadelphia, PA

I've been searching for a great pair of boots, and I've finally found them! I've tried wide calf boots before and was always disappointed, fighting to get them to zip up. These boots were the answer to my prayers. They fit perfectly, zipped up easily (for a girl with a wide calf!). And they are super comfy! The perfect heel size to give just a little more height, but still sturdy enough to wear all day. The comfort gel inside the boot is also great. The only thing to think about is the foot width - I read a review saying they run a bit small, so I ordered the double wide, and 1/2 size up and I'm glad I did. I feel like the double wide is really just sort of wide. They fit great, but I'm glad I ordered wisely. Listen to these reviews people! And enjoy these awesome boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naturalizer, Aerosoles

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I love my boots and have worn them a lot...even though it is springtime! The leather is very nice and the calf is ample. I may not have needed that much room but I really can wear them with everything. Love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2010

Lisa W

from Chicago area, IL

After a trial and error with another pair of boots that didn't work for me (that Zappos was absolutely amazing about, customer service was outstanding), I was pointed to another pair of wide calf boots with a reasonable heel. I stand on my feet all day doing hair, so comfort is pretty essential. I love these boots! The calves fit me perfectly; I can even fit them over leggings. They are very comfortable. I feel I can still be somewhat stylish in my job and also combat a Chicago winter. Very pleased with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Excellent fitting boot! They are comfortable enough to wear shopping all day long. They grip nice to icy conditions. I have very large calves and they fit exactly how a riding boot should fit. I ordered a half size larger and can wear a very heavy sock underneath. Love them and am looking for another pair of Fitzwell boots!! I have an 18 inch calf with skinny jeans on and they zip easy! I do not even use the added elastic stretch at the top! Always wanted a tall boot!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2009

Nyc D

from New York, New York

Fitzwell does it again! This is my third pair of Fitzwell wide calf boots. I love them! Like the other reviews state, the calf is exceptionally large, perfect for a large calf (20") and a legging and even a jean. The fit does run a bit small so order a size larger and wider. I normally wear an 11m or 11w depending. I ordered an 11 1/2w because my normal size was not available, but I am glad I did; they fit great. I would definitely recommend these to a friend. Zappos is the best; great doing business with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Softt, Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 3, 2009

Marilyn

from Southfield Michigan

Zappos is #1. Excellent customer service - consistently unbelievable service. I love this boot. I am 5'11", with big legs. This is the first boot I have bought in a long time that truly fits my leg. No crunching down to zip and then pulling up with a tug. Cute, extremely comfortable, feels like good arch support. I am going to order a pair in black. I am so tickled and so pleased. Masure your calves ladies, if the circumference of the boot says something smaller than what your calf is elieve it. Shorter women, not sure, but I would say give them I try. I went 1/2 size up as always do with boots.

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 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Silver Spring, MD

These boots look great with dresses and skirts. My calves are very big, and these are the only I've ever found that fit over them. They are not tight around the calf, but I don't have room to spare either. I haven't found them all that comfortable to walk in. After a day of walking all over in them, I definitely want to take them off. I think they run a little narrow in the foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 24, 2011

Jen V

from Portland, OR

The calf is perfect for my mothers wide legs. However the foot area is a bit snug, even in a wide. But overall a lovely boot that is pretty comfy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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