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Fitzwell Valencia/Wide Calf Boot Reviews

110 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%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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3 people found this review helpful  

September 26, 2011

Anonymous

from California

I am only 5 feet tall and usually wear a size 5 or 5.5 shoe. I have athletic calves, but narrow ankles, and being short means that my calf gets wider before most boots do. These boots fit my calves comfortably and were not too high for me. My calves are 15 inches and there was a bit of room left over. Nice, basic styling, although the toe area seems like a slightly different shape than what is pictured. I ordered the 5.5, and it is a tad big. The buckle is nicely understated. The lining is really nice and the zipper is smooth. The leather feels like good quality. My first pair of tall boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington, D.C.

This boot works well for my 16.5 inch calf with a little bit of room to spare in a size 8.5. It does bunch a slight bit in the ankle, but not enough to make me return it. The insole is squishy and very supportive. I did not find the foot part of the boot to be small or tight, in fact it was a little bit big. Be careful not to order the extra wide Fitzwell unless you have a much larger calf than 17 inches (although that is what the product info said on the ones I previously ordered and returned, which were at least 2.5 in bigger).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Maine

This boot fits my 17" calf with just the right amount of room to spare--I can tuck in skinny jeans easily, but it's not so wide it looks goofy with a skirt. I found they ran just the slightest bit big. I usually wear an 8.5 and ordered the 8.5 in this. They have enough room to slip in my inserts, just to amp up the arch support--but I like MAJOR arch support, so your mileage may vary. With that modification, these boots are very comfortable to wear and walk in all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Sunny H

from Chicago

These boots are gorgeous. They are beautifully constructed and the materials feel and look of very high quality. The kind of quality you come to expect from boots that are twice or three times as expensive as these are. The shoe bed is very comfortable and is lined with a material similar to that of Dr. Scholl's Gel Insoles which makes these a very comfortable pair. I think they are an awesome buy. With all this said, I am returning them. My issue with the boots is in the style. The buckle accent is very cute yet still edgy, but the somewhat pointy toe box gives it a traditional or more westerny vibe that I do not necessarily love or want. It is a shame; if the toe box were a bit more round I would have ordered these in all colors plus spares!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2010

Michelle M

from Detroit, MI

I love my Fitzwell Valencia Wide Calf boots. They do fit well, and I actually have a bit of room left to tuck in jeans if I want. I also like the roomy toe bump. I would buy these again. The only thing I would say is I am thinking about adding an arch - there is a moderate arch in the boot - but some may want more. Very comfortable, however. Nice nap lining.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Shelley S

from New York

These just arrived in the post and are adorable! Simple, classy, will work with everything. The calf is a bit tight, I have 18" calves though so that was expected. With wear the leather might relax a bit so I can tuck in jeans but it's still lovely. The toe is a bit longer than seems normal, and I already wear a size 11 so I am a bit self-conscious of that but, overall, these boots are great and can fit nice socks in winter. My first Fitzwell purchase and these definitely won't be my last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

I just received these and they are exactly what I've been looking for! They fit my large calves but don't look like wide calf boots - no elastic or bunching at the ankles. My 24 year old daughter gave them a thumbs up for style. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 18, 2011

Rachel F

from Portland, OR

I'm 5'2" and have 16.5" calves. I went with the extra wide boots and they are snug but I am able to wear them over jeans! I've been looking for boots for about 5 years now! Couldn't be happier!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 14, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. They are wide enough for my calves and very comfortable and stylish. I get compliments on them a lot. Great quality of leather and craftsmanship! I ordered a 9, but wear an 8 1/2 and they fit perfectly. I always order up a bit when ordering boots.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

December 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Americus, GA

I have little feet and wide calves and have never found boots to fit -- these are perfect! I plan to order more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Laura C

from New Hampshire

These boots were very comfortable and stylish. I have always had large calves, and these allowed enough space to tuck in skinny jeans. The length was quite flattering. You can get an idea from the video. The buckle is a little wimpy but overall I really like the boots and wear them often.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Lisa M

from Chicago, IL

I must have the world's largest calves because I have searched far and wide for a boot that fits them. These fit over jeans! I had to order a size too big because they were out of my size, so I will be returning them. I'm really sad because I love these boots. They are well-made and the leather is nice and soft, but sturdy, too. Definitely a good buy if you have large calves but still want a nice leather boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 1, 2011

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Tx

I've had difficulty for over a year in finding a wide calf that was truly a wide calf and still stylish. This is a comfortable boot, fits, and I still feel modern in it.

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  

November 1, 2011

Susan L

from Evansville, IN

Love this boot. My calf is 16 inches. This boot fits with room for leggings or jeans. Nice dark brown color. Very good quality boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

If you have a wide calf these boots are the ones for you! My calves are 15.5” and I can tuck jeans into these boots. I purchased them in brown and they are a deep, dark, coffee brown. The lining is divine and soft. These boots are really worth the money, may go back and get the black ones, too. Stop searching for wide calf boots, these are it!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 4, 2011

Valerie C

from Little Rock AR

Just received my boots and love them! First time I've gotten to wear full boots in several years, due to my muscular full calves. They are not snug around calves but that's okay. Great for wearing thick tights, leggings, or stuffing jeans in boots, very comfy too! Very happy.

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  

October 2, 2011

Phyllis C

 

Beautiful leather and classic style. Buckle on the side makes a statement and calf width fit without being too tight! Wish it came in more colors. I bought the brown and black.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago

Boots were great for wide feet and had a wide calf, but the calf was too wide. Had to return them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aerosoles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 2, 2010

Virginia r

from Killingworth CT

I could not believe this boot went over my calves with blue jeans on. Just love the look...up to my knees. It's the first time I could achieve this look. I have large calf muscles and didn't think it would work. Left boot is larger than the right...it could be my legs? They are a keeper. Thanks Fitzwell. I have not worn them long enough to comment on comfort but they are very lightweight and should be fine. I must also comment on how fast Zappos got these to me...the very next day. Amazing service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 1, 2010

L J

from Jermyn, PA

These are great boots! Sadly, the shaft is too wide and it looks like a scrunch boot on me. I've ordered a different pair. Thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ros Hommerson, Etienne

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 19, 2009

Jaime S

 

Excellent! They actually run a little small; normally I wear a 7.5 W, but ordered this in an 8. There is now a little bit of room, but it accommodates the fluffier winter and fall socks. The soft inside of the boot adds a little extra warmth without making my feet feel hot during the day. I have athletic calves, but wear a size 8 pant, so it was hard to find boots that weren't too small in the circumference, and when I tried most 'extra wide' boots they were far too big around and looked like I was wearing big sister's shoes. If you have a 16" circumference these will be just right. The black goes with everything and the buckles add that little extra interest. So far I've gotten compliments every time I've worn them. I am a teacher, and they are more than comfortable enough to wear for ten hours at a go. The only thing I would say is that the middle buckle constantly flips up when I cross my legs, and the leather in the buckle is already beginning to flip up due to this. However, that's a pretty minor complaint in a boot I really like wearing. Zappos was great as usual, returning boot after boot until I found the right one. Nowhere else could I have found my perfect-match boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fitzwell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 23, 2009

Mona S

from Hayward, CA

I bought these primarily for the look, but wear them all the time for the fit. I have wide feet and wide muscular calves, and good fitting boots are very hard to find. These fit like a glove, like they were made for me. I am very pleased with these. There are a couple things I would have liked to have in these boots: some cushioning in the foot bed and a heel that doesn\'t make a clicking clomping sound when I walk. Other than that, these are great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 7, 2009

Kimmie W

from Sunnyvale, California

I love these boots! They are super comfortable and fit my wide calves perfectly. I'm really thinking about buying a second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2009

Nicole

from Winnipeg, MB

I’ve grown up with muscular calves my entire life. Finding knee high boots has been a pain in butt!!! When searching Zappos, I finally came across a selection of boots made for larger calves. I literally squealed in glee. After ordering, taking the boots out of the box, I put the boot on, zipped it up, and did a happy dance. For once in my life a boot zipped up without having to pull the boot closed, and zip it. For comfort these boots are great. They fit like a glove... I am very excited to rock them with some cute outfits... I am now buying clothes to go with my boots! Buy them! (I might just get them in black, too!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2009

Julieta

from USA Arkansas

Wooow!!! I've been looking for boots like this for many months. First, I have 16” calves because I practice a lot of sports. Second, it looks like a European boot, with such a style - no heel, be able to use it with jeans inside. Extremely comfortable and the inside is awesome! Size is perfect. I am 8 1/2 and I ordered a 9 only because I like using cotton socks with it. Otherwise, you need to order your exact size! High quality brand by the way... Great Purchase!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vigotti

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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