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Fitzwell Valencia/Wide Calf Boot Reviews

110 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

40%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%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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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Elk Grove, CA

Nice looking boot, nice wide calf although a little sloppy in the ankle. Unfortunately not quite wide enough in the toe box. Liked the gel in the heel, seemed like it would be comfortable to wear for a long day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 28, 2013

Marlene s

 

I really like these boots...they are comfy, I can wear them all day at work and my feet don't hurt. I am really glad that I ordered 1/2 size too long and also wide width...even though my feet aren't super wide. I feel like they run a little narrow. They are narrow through the front. The wide shaft is super. I get a lot of compliments on them.

Brands I'd also recommend: naturalizer

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

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 27, 2013

Ashley S

from Wilmington, Delaware

I loved these boots when I first tried them on, and even more as I began to break them in. The second time I wore them, I wore them for 17 hours with no pain! There was one major problem though, the heel pad (gel insert) on the right boot busted open within two weeks of me buying the boots. Now, normally I would take advantage of Zappos' return policy, but the gel pad had always seemed a little off centered on my right foot, and it being gone actually improved the boot. It did cause a gel mess, and ruined a sock, but I was able to pull up the lining of the boot, cut across the felt where the gel pad ended, and replace the entire footbed with a simple foam liner. The boots fit great now - but I would say that it concerned me from a manufacturing standpoint. I hope to not run into any more problems with these boots!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 24, 2013

Cynthia A

from Topeka KS

I love these boots. They are comfortable and warm. The design is perfect for my 55 year old feet and legs. They are very pretty, too.

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

I loved the look of these boots and they fit great; however, the buckle at the base seemed very flimsy and one was already so loose it was about to come off. Sad.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 21, 2013

Karen P

from Chico

I usually wear a 10W. I have 17½" calves. I ordered half a size up per the other reviews that said these run narrow, so 10½W. These fit perfectly in the calf, I mean perfect. The width feels roomy but with decently thick socks it is just right as long as it does not stretch (which I think it might). The length is the only drawback for me. It looks about half a size too long and makes my feet look really long to me. Again the mere fact that the boot shaft fits so perfectly makes me want to keep them. If I send them back for a 10W I am afraid that the calf might be too tight. They look more business/dressy to me than everyday wear. The sole seems kinda cheap but the leather is soft and feels great. I would put an insole in right away as these are not very cushioned, I would not call it uncomfortable, still could be more cushion there. so overall I am torn. I ordered two more pairs of boots to try so I will see how these compare to the other brands I chose. I really need boots that I can wear everyday. If you have wide feet and large calves these should fit the bill if you like the style. I think I wil keep them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Madison, MS

Like the boots, and the wider calf fits great, but they seem to be a little narrow and about a half size too long for my foot. I would have needed to order a wider width and a half size smaller. Not the most comfortable soles, but they are not too uncomfortable to wear, just not a lot of support to them. I also had a little trouble with the zipper, and was almost worried I'd break it trying to zip and unzip the boots. Otherwise, the boots are cute and the leather is nice.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from California

Even though I've never been able to wear regular boots, I wasn't mentally prepared to go the "wide calf" route. I thought they'd be obvious and I'd look silly next to my regular-calved friends. But I read a review of these boots on a fashion blog and as an impulse, I just went for it. I'm so happy I did. I never knew the joy of long boots - how they actually make your leg look slimmer and keep you warm! These fit perfectly, I can even wear them over jeans. I like that there's no heel because I can wear them every day. The only issue is that if you wear them from morning until night, they start to hurt a little.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2013

Meg

from Cleveland, Ohio

Just got these and love them! They fit my 17" calves with leggings/jeggings and look great with skirt & tights. I usually wear a B or C width, but I read the review and ordered the extra wide and they fit just right. Nice sleek, riding boot look.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle WA

Thank you for you helpful reviews! I am a size 12 with a 17.5" calf and would never had considered ordering a boot with an advertised 16.5" calf but did because of your helpful information. The boots fit perfectly! I ordered a wide since they have a more pointed toe shape which I'm glad I did. I will have room to add insoles for support. Thank you Zappos customers.

Brands I'd also recommend: jambu and keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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December 24, 2012

Heather

from Portland, OR

This boot was very pretty, but it did not fit whatsoever. I got it zipped up about 6 inches. I'm 5'3", and have 17.5 inch calves. I can't speak to long-term comfort or support, obviously, but the boots are very pretty and I'm bummed they don't work. Back to the drawing board.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 19, 2012

Denise G

from SLC, UT

I have an extremely hard time finding shoes that fit much less boots. However, these were great! No complaints from this department. I love working with Zappos. Service is extraordinary. Thanks!

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

They look pretty well made but are not as comfortable as claimed but insoles would fix that, and also run large and narrow. If they had the wide width in my size I would re-order.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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December 9, 2012

Jeanine

from Chicago

I have wide calfs and normal width feet and ankles and have an extremely hard time finding boots to fit. My calf measures about 16½" and these fit great. They do not gather and bunch up at the ankle and I can fit them over jeans and leggings with no problem and there is a small amount of room to spare so they look normal on your legs. I get compliments on them when I wear them. I returned about five other pairs before I finally found these. They are decent leather and they are quality. you are not going to do much better if you have the calf problems that I do.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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December 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought these based on the high reviews. These boots had no support and were quite uncomfortable. The shaft width was too wide for my 16" calf. Boots aren't ugly, but aren't anything special. Will return them and try again.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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