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Romantic Soles Brooke Wide Calf Reviews

48 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

32%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

28%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

27 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/26/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Hello, friends. So, I am the same person who wrote the "So, basically, I love these..." review which is listed as anonymous. I guess since it was anonymous I can't edit it. Basically, I need to add an addendum to my review. A short time after writing that review, the heels on the boots totally gave out. They appear to have been made of a hollow, rubber-type material. (I don't know anything about shoe construction.) Anyway, the heels collapsed! I mean, I'm obviously not a delicate flower if I have to get wide-calf boots, but I'm pretty sure 165 pounds isn't enough to crush a shoe into oblivion. Instead of returning them (which I don't think I would have been able to anyway), I took them to a shoe repair shop where they replaced the heels with a nice, solid heel with real leather on it. That cost me $25, but that would change depending on where you went. Just a heads up! I couldn't bear to part with these despite the bad construction since finding boots that actual fit my calves is a ridiculous process. Now, I totally love them!

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21 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/3/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I had to return these boots twice because the heels broke! I loved the boots, but the heels were poorly made.

Additional 28 Brooke Wide Calf Romantic Soles Reviews

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December 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Wow! Ordered these late Friday afternoon and rec'd them Monday afternoon! Very impressed! Like their packaging, too. Nice quality boot, is a gift so can't say how they fit.

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

 

December 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are cute and flattering- but somehow I missed they were pleather before I ordered them. I would like these if they were real leather, but I don't think they'll look cute very long- pleather never does. I'm sending these back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 5, 2012

Lindsay

 

I, like many other reviewers, had the heels of these boots completely give out after just one wear. At first I thought maybe I'd gotten a defective pair, so I exchanged them, but the replacement pair did the exact same thing! As others have mentioned, the heels are cheaply-made rubber. Mine didn't collapse but rather ballooned out on one side, causing the inside to be a half-inch shorter than the outside of the heel! Returning these ASAP and won't buy this brand again.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 1, 2012

Chelsea

from oregon

These were GREAT for about a month until the heel blew out. So cute and perfect width. Doubt I can return them not so ill pay to replace the heel but what a waste of money!!!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

November 27, 2012

Ashley

from San Francisco

Like the other reviewers here, I got these boots because of the style and fit for my calves. I love the boots but after wearing them consistently for a week, the left heel collapsed. The material in the heel is poorly made and every time I took a step it felt like my left heel was sinking in the floor. Very uncomfortable to walk in. Another reviewer said that they could get the heels replaced, but when I took my boots in I was quoted a high price to get the heel replaced... no thank you! I will just return them.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 24, 2012

Jennifer W

from Newburgh, Indiana

So far I have not had the trouble with the heels some of the writers have had. I really like theses boots and purchased one of each of the three color offerings. I am so happy to have found Zappos and this definitely will not be my last purchase. Your offerings are no more expensive than those in the retail stores and when you say wide calf they really are. No more embarrassment trying on a "wide" calf boot in a store and not being able to "still" zip it up. I am not really a large size woman, I just have very thick calves and ankles. Thank you,thank you, thank you. I will be back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Too new of a customer to offer informed comment.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 17, 2012

Lisa D

from Grants Pass, Or

I love these boots. The calf is big enough for me to tuck my pants into. The fit may be a tad big but I would not go a size smaller. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

November 16, 2012

Jeanette M

from Fort Wayne, Indiana

I LOVE these boots! Finally a boot that looks stylish and fits my legs. They are also easy to put on and feel great! I recommend these boots to anyone.

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

 

November 13, 2012

Gala H

 

Love my new boots, I can slip them on quickly and I'm on my way, they are comfortable and fashionable. I've got a lot of compliments too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

November 8, 2012

Anonymous

from North Carolina

These boots look great. They appear much more expensive than they are. The footbed is sort of uncomfortable, and unfortunately the calf part is not wide enough for me to wear with jeans, although they would be great with tights under dresses and skirts. (For reference, I wear a size 10 shoe, and have a 17 in calf circumfrence) They did zip all the way up, which is awesome since its so hard to find boots to fit larger calves, but they aren't versatile enough for me to justify the cost since I can't wear jeans with them too. I'll have to send them back and try again.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 7, 2012

CFunk

from New York

These were cute, but (amazingly) they were too big! My calves are 17 inches and there was room for 2-3 fingers. That's great if you're wearing jeans, but that's not what i wanted them for. With all that extra room, they sagged a little, which changed the shape of the boot, making it not so attractive. Sadly, sending back. But, will keep trying!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

November 5, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Don't waste your money! These boots look, feel and smell cheap right out the box!

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2012

Andrea L

 

I had to return these boots twice because the heels broke! I loved the boots, but the heels were poorly made.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

5 people found this review helpful  

October 26, 2012

Mary

from Ann Arbor, MI

Hello, friends. So, I am the same person who wrote the "So, basically, I love these..." review which is listed as anonymous. I guess since it was anonymous I can't edit it. Basically, I need to add an addendum to my review. A short time after writing that review, the heels on the boots totally gave out. They appear to have been made of a hollow, rubber-type material. (I don't know anything about shoe construction.) Anyway, the heels collapsed! I mean, I'm obviously not a delicate flower if I have to get wide-calf boots, but I'm pretty sure 165 pounds isn't enough to crush a shoe into oblivion. Instead of returning them (which I don't think I would have been able to anyway), I took them to a shoe repair shop where they replaced the heels with a nice, solid heel with real leather on it. That cost me $25, but that would change depending on where you went. Just a heads up! I couldn't bear to part with these despite the bad construction since finding boots that actual fit my calves is a ridiculous process. Now, I totally love them!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Urbana, IL

I love the style, but was very disappointed when the heels deflated in just under three weeks! Save yourself the headache and find a better boot.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 22, 2012

Monette H

 

I wish I wouldn't have purchased true leather boots along with these boots because when I took them both out of the box, I was disappointed with the faux leather of this boot. Looks very cheap compared to the real leather; however, it is very true to size and very roomy in the calves.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love these boots. I bought two pairs in different colors. I have bigger calves and they work perfect I can wear leg warmers with them. I had bought some Frye boots but they were way too tight in the calves. I would pick this pair any day. They are the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: the brown in the same style

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 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I'm surprised by all the good reviews because while these boots are really (really) adorable and the color is wonderful, the heel on them SUCKS. I wore them for a day and the heel on the right side collapsed, there was a dent and every step I took it felt like I was sinking. I don't understand the squishy heel at all, it made the boots unwearable and I sent them back. I don't think I'll be getting these again. For those ladies out there with big calves though, these fit like a dream and my calves are 17" around so these fit really really well. The only reason I sent them back is because of the crappy heels.

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

 

October 20, 2012

Anonymous

from GratefulandThankful, USA

Perfect! Boots were beautiful (even though faux leather), well-constructed, and with a great fit. I wear a size 7-1/2-8 Medium shoe, and I purchased a size 8 boot. The shoe area fit is comfortable (with room for tights or a thin sock), and the calf part accommodated my 16" calf with a little room to spare. They could use a tiny bit more arch support, but an insert would take care of that nicely. These are pretty and stylish, and I'm so happy with this purchase!

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 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

The heels of these boots DEFLATED like a popped tire and would sink up and down when I walked after just two weeks. The soles of these boots appear to be sturdy in the pictures--but don't be fooled. It's not solid rubber and once a hole is made in the bottom they will be impossible to deal with. Thankfully, Zappos refunded me otherwise this would have been my last Zappos order.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Royersford, PA

This was my first pair of riding boots and I could not have been happier. I have a little bit bigger calves and was worried. Not only did they fit great, but I still have room to fit jeans in if I wanted to. The only downfall, is the black sole will leave marks on floors.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 15, 2012

Brandi L

from West Seneca, NY

These boots are fantastic! They go with everything since they are an awesome neutral shade. These are the perfect boots to spice up your Fall wardrobe. Plus, it is really hard to find wide calf boots in stores - for us girls who have wide calves, but still want to be able to tuck our jeans into our boots.

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 9, 2012

Leah N

from United States

Reading previous reviews, I ordered true to my size (8) and this boot was about 1/2 size too big. I have many troubles finding a boot to fit my larger calves (16in) and these did in fact fit my calves. However true to the other reviews, the quality of this boot leaves nothing to be desired. It felt/looked like a boot coming from Payless (which would have been considerably cheaper) when in fact I was hoping paying this much would buy a better quality boot. So unfortunately I sent these boots back not only because it didn't fit, but I felt the quality was less than par.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

October 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Ann Arbor, Michigan

So, basically, I love these. I get what the other reviewers are saying. Yes, the boots look slightly cheap because they aren't real leather, but I still really like them. I bought the dark brown boots, and I still think they look nice. Maybe the light brown ones would look bad, I don't know. As a wide-calfed woman, I tend to take what I can get in the boot department. However, I think these are still awesome and exceed my expectations. There's definitely a lack of arch support, but it's nothing a little insole doesn't fix. I bought one of the cheap Dr. Scholls insoles, and now my boots feel amazing on my feet. I do a lot of walking. Pretty sure these run true to size as I am a size 8, bought size 8, and they fit perfectly. Also these boots fit calves with tons of room to spare for jeans! I probably have a 16 inch calf circumference, and these boots totally work. Love 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

 

October 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Grand Rapids, MI

Okay, positive first: My calves are about 16.5 in. around and these boots easily fit with room to spare for jeans, leggings, etc. Negatives: It is very cheaply made. I bought better made boots last season for $70. For this price these were expected to be at least the same quality in my brain. You can see the glue connecting the sole to the shoe, the material is cheap and plastic-like, and it smells...well, like plastic too. I ordered a 7.5 thinking I'd wear a thick sock. If you're between sizes like me, I'd order down. I should have stuck with a 7. The front part of the shoe fit fine, the heel had way too much room. They would never keep you warm. They have no lining. Overall, it was nice to find a wide calf boot, but these are pretty craptastic. At least they make it easy to do returns!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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