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Fitzwell Valencia/Wide Calf Boot Reviews

110 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

69% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

102 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/10/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I wear a size 12 M (leaning toward narrow), with skinny ankles and muscular calves (17.5") on long shins (I'm over 6' tall). Most wide calf boots have a strange shape (too baggy at ankles, foot area disproportionately small for wide calf, etc.), but these fit really well. There is a little extra room around foot for me (could wear thick socks with them), perfectly sized ankle area (no baggy cankle-ish thing going on) and a slim-looking shaft that's high enough for a tall girl to wear (top of shaft is about 1" below my knee). There is enough room in calf to tuck in skinny jeans. I also ordered Edeen, which has snug foot, baggy cankle-ish thing, and a shorter, considerably wider shaft. No contest -- the Valencia boot is plain (in a classy, wear it anywhere kind of way), but has a more attractive heel (not rubber), slims the leg/ankle/foot, and is far more comfortable to walk in than Edeen! Hands down winner over Edeen!

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/12/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These did fit my calves, but they bunched throughout, and the way the boots are made, that only accentuated my bigger calf at the top as you can kind of see from the picture. Also they are not as fashionable as I had hoped.

Additional 90 Valencia/Wide Calf Boot Fitzwell Reviews

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December 4, 2012

Weijing C

 

After years of searching, I've finally found the perfect wide calf boot! I have athletic calves, so compared to the rest of me, they're pretty big. I am 5'7 and my calves are 17" at the widest part. I normally wear 8.5 regular width and ordered 8.5 reg width. These boots fit so well! The shaft height is perfect for me and the circumference is perfect! Loose enough that I can wear them with skinny jeans and not lose circulation and small enough that I'm not swimming in them if I pair them with tights! The ankle is a bit loose/slouchy, but compared to other wide calf boots I've tried, definitely nowhere near as bad. My only complaint is the toebox! Way too narrow! If I order up a half size, I'll have to wear thicker socks with them (which I don't really want to) and if I order a wide width, it'll be too wide. I'll suck it up and stick with these. The toebox is smaller than I'm used to but not uncomfortable enough for me to return them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

I like these boots as I have a hard time finding a boot that will zip once my jeans are tucked into the boot. The shaft height for this boot was also perfect for me as I am 5' 2".

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro boots

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Oh, no! I ordered these in Wide, but I could tell as soon as I took them out of the box that they were going to be way too narrow! They were also too long in the toe - I ordered my regular size, 6, but had at least an extra inch up front; since they do not come in a 5 1/2 WW, I'm going to have to return them. They were cute, though, just not a good fit at all. The LiveChat person I contacted at Zappos was very helpful for the return.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

A little stiff at first, but broke in after a few hours. Fits my calves perfectly even with tucked pants. I have a skinny foot but big calves. Normally wear a 9N & ordered a 8.5. No complaints.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These just arrived and I was so excited! Not now...the calf fits as it should; however, the toe box feels as if I am trying to fit my foot into a 7 Narrow not a 10 wide. What gives? This toe box (which was more pointed than it appeared in the pictures) is way out of proportion for a shoe in a Wide width. I'll have to return. Sorry.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 5, 2012

Le

 

This truly fits a wide calf and will allow for skinny jeans to be tucked in. It narrows nicely at the ankle to keep the shape of the leg and not look like cankles. They are warm and the leather is nice. There is no arch support so I would not recommend walking the city all day in these but they are comfortable for wearing around to functions that are some walking and some sitting. The soles are nice and do not skid or slip.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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November 3, 2012

Cathi

from Minnesota

I just received these boots and didn't even try them on! They are really uglier than the picture and for the price, just not what I wanted. So back they go.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Cute boot and fit my wide calf, but the shaft was too tall for me (I'm 5'3" with short legs). The top of the shaft was also quite wide/gapped. The style of the boot was cute though and very classic looking. Wish I was taller!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 31, 2012

Bree

from Colorado/Vermont

I just received this boot and I'm quite happy. First, let me start by saying I have huge athletic/chub calves (when I'm a little chubbier, they're big. When I'm super fit, they're big). I measured just now, measuring liberally with no tug, they're 17 in., 16 or so with the tape slightly snug. With that, I have quite small ankles, comparatively, and I'm a size 8.5 "r" shoe size. I have a horrid time finding boots and usually decide on ones with a lot of goring, or laces. But...these fit! Fit: They are snug enough for the leather to touch my leg all the way up with leggings on, but loose enough for me to push my entire hand in, albeit quite snug. It feels tight enough that I have that great "I'm in my boots and they hold up my legs because I'm a cowboy" feeling, but loose enough that they're comfortable and don't even hint and cutting off my circulation or leaving any lines of demarcation on my precious stumps. The unusual cut of the boot makes the top front part look like it's actually not meant to hug my giant calf (Is this real life?!). Dare I say it, my leg looks slimmer. Squeeeee! The ankle is a little loose, but compared to other big-calf boots I've purchased, it's quite small. The only part of the fit that I am iffy about is the width. They feel quite narrow, and although I think my feet may be a bit wide (sometimes skinny sandals look a little odd on me) they aren't so wide as to warrant me ever buying "w." So, I'd say go a size up in width if you have feet hinting at "wide" in the slightest. Otherwise, I'm an 8.5, I ordered an 8.5 and it's true to size. Style: I was a little unsure about the whole pebbled leather thing, but I actually love the look of these. The leather is quite soft and supple, and that telltale half-sheen of pebbled leather looks really genuine. The length is quite great on me hitting about 2.5 inches below the middle of my kneecap when I am standing. For reference, I'm 5 3". I was also a little unsure about the buckle, being so slim an unassuming, but I'm actually really digging it. It's subtle enough that I can wear these with various jewelry styles (I'm often super picky about gold/silver accent mixing) and it won't look out of place. The heel is also small enough to be casual, which I like, but the boot is sleek enough to be a little dressy too. Overall, these give me the vibe of cute riding boots with just a hint of moto boot pizazz. I think I'm in love. Over-over all, I'd say if you're a wide-calved girl looking for a great pair of sleek casual black riding or motorcycle style boots, pick these up. I'm honestly surprised I was able to find such a great looking boot for my legs that doesn't have a ton of goring. I would be giving these a 5 if it weren't for the narrow foot. Great boots, give 'em a try!

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky, Steve Madden

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

 

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October 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these boots, they look and feel great. Have recommended to my girlfriends with wide calf problems. Can wear them all day to work or shop and they are comfortable until the end of my day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 25, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, California

I am 5'4" and a bit overweight and find it very frustrating trying to buy boots at a retail store, as they don't generally have or know how to find wide calf models to show me, so I have to go through the process of trying on dozens of boots and finding none of them fit. I liked these boots so much I just bought a second pair in brown. I have big calves and they fit snugly but comfortably. I had also tried on some other boots called "wide calf" but the looseness of the calf had a very unappealing look. I haven't had them long so don't know about durability.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2012

Anonymous

from battle lake, mn

These are really nice boots! The leather is very nice. I don't like a boot that sags around my ankle (which to me looks like old lady socks) but the stack on these boot do not scrunch down! My calf measures 17" and there is ample room without it being overly huge! Not much for arch support (which is why I only gave it 4 stars) but I slip my extra arch supports in the bottom and they feel great all day! I am going to spray some water repellant on these, just to keep them in tip top shape!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Springfield, MA

I've been looking for riding boots forever, and I finally found them! I had tiny feet (6) but muscular calves so it is almost impossible to find boots that fit nicely. These do - and not too baggy at the ankle! These are also super comfy. I added an insert to make them even better and walked around NYC for 2 days in them with no problems. Yay finally!

Brands I'd also recommend: naturalizer rayne

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 20, 2012

Sherri b

 

I love these, but they are not without their problems. They look great and are comfy - love the flexible sole and cushioning - but the fit is kind of weird. The foot is very long and extremely narrow. My "best" size is normally a 6.5/7 WW (I ordered a 6.5WW in these), but these were so tight in the foot I really had to shove to get my foot in. They did loosen with the warmth of my foot and were fine for a few hours. I will definitely have to stretch them before wearing these all day or when I'm going to be on my feet a lot, though. The shaft is also not overly wide. I am normally borderline between regular and wide-shaft and these just barely fit. I could wear tights, but even thick leggings push this into the "cannot zip" zone for me. I do like that they're not so high that they poke the backs of my knees when I walk - at 5'2" I normally have to suck it up and deal, but not with these. Overall, these are great, but not perfect for me.

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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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Owego NY

I love my new boots! I have a 17 1/2 inch calf but these fit perfectly. A little snug when zipping them up but the leather stretches and they don't feel tight at all. I am so happy to finally have found a pair of boots that fit! When I first put them on, they bent into my ankles and that hurt a bit but when I wore them the first day, that didn't happen. I wore them all day and walked everywhere and didn't have any pain. Whew! I am tempted to get a pair in brown now!

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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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 15, 2012

Liz M

from CT

I loved these boots but had to return them - they just weren't wide enough for my rather wide calves. The notches simply don't have enough flex. High quality boots, though!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Ojai, CA

These boots were comfortable from the minute I put them on. They seem to run true to size.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Spokane, WA

Great fit, nice boots. I have bad arches, and these have plenty of room for my arch supports. They were a little snug around the calf when they first arrived, but have stretched out after one wearing.

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 10, 2012

Rhonda

from Washington state

I really wanted these to work for me because I like the look which doesn't have the elastic band. Alot of the reviews said there was pleanty of room at the calf for wearing over jeans which is what I wanted to do. I'm 5'5" with a 17" calf and size 8 1/2. Unfortunately, I have to return. The size in the foot it perfect in face just a little room to spare but zipping up was extremely snug at the calf. Not any room to spare for me and forget jeans. Also, they pinched at the ankle and I could see that being a problem. On with my search.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 7, 2012

Anonymous

from outside Phila, PA

These boots are not only beautiful but so comfortable! There is plenty of calf room which is usually a problem for me but not with these. Do not hesitate as you will love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2012

Anonymous

from florida

I have such a hard time finding comfortable boots and these fit perfectly. Perfect width and the calf is loose enough for a pair of jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 5, 2012

Nikki B

from NYC

Even though I returned them (they were a little boring for me), I wanted to let others know that they are awesome quality, very comfortable, great support. I am definitely going to check out other Fitzwell options!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 31, 2012

M.

 

Nice leather, good looking boot. However, it's got a very hard footbed and a hard feel under my heel, especially. Marked as being 16" circumference but it measured 18-1/4" in reality and positively flopped around my calves. would be fine if I wanted to wear regular jeans with them, but I need them for tights & skirts. Will have to try again with another pair.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 18, 2012

Hana C

from Oregon

I've had a lot of trouble finding boots that fit. These are the first pair I've found that do! I don't necessarily think I have huge calves, just larger than average, but since I'm short (5'), the widest part of the shaft of a boot doesn't hit me where it hits other people. I ordered a half size larger than my normal shoe size. These Fitzwells fit over my calves and jeans! In fact, they flare out a little at the top. I like the length, just below the knees. I thought the material of the leather would be stiffer, as in it would stand up on its own, but the boot falls over when you're not wearing them. It is very supple though, as is the inside of the boot. I am disappointed in the arch support. I don't feel like there is much and though I wear them for long periods of time, is not that comfortable by the end of the day. I will definitely get gel inserts for them. The width of the foot seems fine, except at the toes they pinch just a little in the beginning. The design is pretty basic, which works for me; I don't like a bunch of buckles, etc. Overall, very happy with these boots! They're definitely not made for those with skinny calves, but have worked out very well for me!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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December 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

These boots are great. I ordered and tried on three other pairs of Fitzwell boots before I found these. They fit great, unlike the other wide calf boots which were actually to wide for my calves. The zipper on one of the boots did zip right off of the boot when I tried them on, the zipper stops on the end of the zipper had come off. Zappos was great about it though. They paid for the zipper to be fixed since they didn't have any of this style remaining in this size and now they work great.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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