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Franco Sarto Crane Wide Shaft Boot Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 21 Crane Wide Shaft Boot Franco Sarto Reviews

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January 2, 2013

Kelly

from NC

I love these boots! I got them for Christmas in the Brandy color. They are perfect for my muscular calves. I have already worn them at least half a dozen times and they are so comfortable and cute. The only negative is that the zipper is a bit hard to zip. I am not sure if it is because the pull tab on the zipper is small...but maybe I just need to break them in some more. Otherwise. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 27, 2012

CT J

from South Norwalk, CT

Being the mom of an 18 year old who is extremely picky, I was so pleased to find these boots. As my daughter opened them, she was elated and that is always a good thing! She loves them and the larger shaft allows her to enjoy them over jeans. She wears between a 7 and 7.5 - I got the 7.5 and they fit perfectly.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Good price for a nice quality boot. Still debating on whether to keep b/c they do extend a bit wide on the calf, but that may just have to do with the circumference of your own calf.

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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December 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

I got these in brown at a local store and loved them so much, when I saw them here on Zappos at such a great price, I got them in black. I am right on the borderline of needing wide shaft boots. I can fit into some normal sized boots. These are a little roomy, but they are perfect because I can wear them with skinny jeans and also with skirts. They are very stylish, too.

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 true to width

 

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December 3, 2012

Jen

from California

I thought I would never find cute leather knee high boots that would fit my 16'' calfs, but these Franco Sarto Crane Wide Shaft Boots surpassed my expectations. I work at a Preschool, so I'm always on my feet and I was comfortable in these bad boys all day. The only drawback would be the zipper is kinda hard to zip, other than that I would totally recommend these boots to other wide calf gals. BTW these are cute with skinny jeans and skirts/dresses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 17, 2012

Camala

from Texas

These boots are my favorite! I've got a pair of leather Uggs and a pair of Fryes, but I still love these better. They're especially nice for those of us who have larger calves. I didn't find them pointy like the other commenters; however, they are narrower than my other boots, but I am still able to wear some pretty thick socks with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 11, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I bought this in a brown color. I did have some trouble with the zipper with the first pair that I tried on. I asked the salesman to bring me another pair. The zipper worked fine. I bought the shoes. Now the zipper works totally fine, you just have to point your toes up to make the leather straight in the back and it zips perfectly. I have wide calves and not the longest legs so I was hesitant on buying these boots. In the end, they are a great steal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye <-- love this company!

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 true to width

 

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October 16, 2012

Melissa B

from Oklahoma

The boot is absolutely beautiful and quality leather. It fits true to size and accomodates a calf size of 16 1/2". However, the back zipper is difficult for me to get started.

Brands I'd also recommend: RSVP or Bandolino

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

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Felt true to width

 

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October 12, 2012

Carrie L

from Omaha, NE

I absolutely love these boots! I have muscular calfs so this not snuggly (with no saggy around the ankle), but can still fit over jeans! The leather is beautiful and it comes up nice and high. The zipper is a bit hard to zip (tough feeling), but sturdy. The foot runs a bit narrower than some, but not too bad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from new jersey

I love these so much! I have wide calf and I can never find something stylish and good quality. these boots are so flattering because the top isn't straight across it angles upward, very cool.

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These are great boots! They are a little bit pointy-er than I would like (where did Franco Sarto's unique diagonal rounded toe go?), but the leather is the best of any boot at this price point and the wide calf fit really nicely. I have only worn them once so far, so I don't know how the back zipper will hold up (it's metal) but it doesn't bother me like I thought it might, and I don't hear the sound of zippers rubbing together when I walk, which is an added benefit.

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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September 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Tampa, Florida

Awesome boot! Ordered my usual size and it fits perfectly. Love the color and the back zip. Very comfortable and can walk all day in them with no issues. Franco Sarto never lets me down.

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 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Love these boots! I was looking for a classy, low-heel boot with a high shaft that would fit my 17" calves. Bingo! These boots fit the bill. The quality of the leather is nice and the styling is simple, but classic...plus they're comfortable. I ordered size 7.5 in black. I find that the zipper is easier to manage if I zip up the boot 3/4 of the way, and then "scrunch" down the shaft and finish zipping. I plan to order another pair in the brandy color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fitzwell, Nine West

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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November 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have been looking all over for a versatile wide calf boot. I am a size 14, 5'4", and have big calves, about 17" around. These boots fit me so well, even over my jeans! I have flat feet, so in pumps and heels I can wear an 8.5, but in tennis shoes or other type of "flat" shoes I wear a 9. I ordered these in a 9M and I am glad that I did! They are a little tight in the foot area, and I usually wear a M width in the foot, so these run a little small. I recommend ordering a half size up if you are between sizes. I love the zipper being in the back of the leg, instead of on the inside, as my legs no longer get scratched up by rubbing against the zipper! The zipper zipped up just fine for me, so I know that previous reviewers complained about it, but I think if you just zip it up and down a few times to loosen it up, it will work just fine. I bought them in the Cognac color, and they are a beautiful color! I love these boots, and I know that with time, the leather will stretch out a bit and they will get even more comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots because they are beautiful and comfortable. I did not buy mine on here because Macy's was having a sale, but this price is worth it. I sprayed some weather proofer on it and they did fine, as long as you get the stuff that wont change the color. The back is a little curvy, it goes in, then out. It's hard to explain, but I love my new boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anne Klein

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Issaquah, WA

This is a very nice looking boot, but the top is too wide and flares out a bit too much for me. I almost kept them anyway because I liked them so much, but just couldn't get past the big gap at the top.

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 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Billings, Montana

Love these boots. Have very muscular calves and they fit perfectly! Very comfortable! Only bad thing is the leather piece on the zipper broke on first day! Didn't send them back. Will have a local leather guy put something a little more substantial in place.

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 17, 2012

Donna

from Anacortes,WA

This is a beautiful boot, especially for the price. The leather is glossy and supple, but seems substantial enough to support the boot shaft over time. The slightly asymmetrical shaft makes the boot look taller, a plus with my long legs, and the wide shaft accommodates my dancer's calves. A little beeswax on the stiff back zipper makes it work a much better, and I'm sure I can add a thin orthotic for arch support.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I just received these, so haven't had a chance to wear them for a long amount of time. First impressions are that the boot is beautiful and it doesn't look like a wide calf boot. My calves are between 16 and 16.5 inches at their widest point and these fit fine with a little flare at the top so they look like normal boots. The back zipper does stick a bit and this is a little bit of a concern for me. I may try a few more boots before I decide to keep these and just b/c I'm afraid of the zipper breaking and then what do I do? Also they seem to run a little bit narrow on me. But they are beautiful and comfortable enough.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 3, 2012

Sdcannon

 

Loved the look of this boot, but it wouldn't zip over the top of my calf and that was without leggings or hose on, so back it goes to zappos and I'm on the hunt for a larger calf-width boot yet again. beautiful boot though.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

October 1, 2012

Anonymous

from NYC

Perfect for wide calf. I am looking for a super sleek and tailored equestrian style boot and this is one of the few that fit the bill. The cut on the top (it kinda slopes up on the side) is reminiscent of typical equestrian styles. The shaft height fits just below my knee (5'4") which helps with that long lean look. Zips in the back seamlessly and cuts a sharp silhouette. Leather is smooth, a bit of shine but not like patent. Very sharp look. Only complaint is that it breaks out a bit at top of boot so can look like a flare.

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

 

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Runs Wide

 

March 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

The boots looked beautiful and stylish; however, I had to return them for the following reasons. These boots are wide enough for athletic calves; however, the width continues to the top/opening at the knee, which makes it gap open. In addition, one side of the boot rises higher than the other (asymmentric), also making the gap bigger.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 29, 2012

Lindsay

from Boston

Beautiful boots but unfortunately the zipper split on one as soon as I got them on, so they have gone back. I think the fact that they are a back zip is part of the problem. I noticed that many of the reviews mention problems with the zipper, and perhaps I should have listened! Also rather tight around the calves, even with the wide shaft. However the leather is truly gorgeous, with a wonderful shine and rich, bright chestnut color. Pity that they didn't work out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Audrey Brooke

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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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November 15, 2012

Stephanie S

 

This boot looks very nice, but at the top is very gappy; I would rather they were more tapered. I am returning them for this reason.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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November 4, 2012

Erin

from Arizona

This is a great boot, nice fit, beautiful, good leather, but my problem is with the zipper. It is hard to zip, especially when trying to get it over the back seam, and on my first day of wearing these the zipper on the right boot split open on the bottom and I couldn't manage to get it to re-zip. Very disappointing. If you don't mind dealing with a difficult zipper, then get this boot. Otherwise, you may find a better fit elsewhere

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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