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Nine West Shizaw Wide Calf Reviews

45 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

76% "Felt true to width"

76% "Moderate arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/28/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I have been viewing and searching for both these and the Bandolino Cabezaw and finally received both as gifts. I have 18 inch calves which are a only an issue with boots! I wear a size 9 and sometimes it's even hard to find jeans to fit in the calves! I shouldn't have to sacrifice style and buy cheap leatherette elsewhere you know? So the Shizaw has a buckled bottom that wraps around the side and back and plain top and the Cabezaw has brass accents at bottom and top. The leather on the Shizaw is not the shade as pictured though. They are lighter and have more of a peachy tone as the photo is more of a cognac whiskey shade. So I was disappointed there. And across the inner middle side the two pieces of leather are glued not sewn but the rest of the boot is sewn. And these do run a half size longer. I wear an 8w in wide calf boots but I tried an 8.5 and barely zipped with no room for pants. The 9 of course is slightly larger around and down since the bigger the boots the bigger the circumference. The Cabezaw leather is much nicer and looks like photos. I don't know why more people are buying this one over that one. Side by side the Bandolino Cabezaw looks more expensive.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/26/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I just got these boots today and they fit great! Love the buckle detail. But on both of the boots, on the interior sides there is not a continuous leather piece going all the way up. They actually have 2 pieces glued together. Yes, glued. Very bad quality. I plan to return them tomorrow.

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August 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

I wanted to love these boots... I ordered them a couple nights ago and received them in short order. I was so disappointed when I opened them to find the leather was streaky and the color was very inconsistent, the toes of each boot were easily three or four shades darker than the rest of the boot. All along the shaft, there were streaks, like the color had run. I tried them on anyway and they were huge. I have big feet and usually wear a 10. My feet were swimming. And while the calf area was nice and roomy, they didn't taper nicely at the ankle. There was a lot of extra leather and the buckle was on the tightest setting. I expected so much more from 9West. I sent them back immediately and am trying the Bandolinos that I originally wanted but were out of stock in my size when I ordered the first pair.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

My favorite boot! This is my go to boot for everything. Can be dressed up or down. Thank you Zappos.

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

 

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February 2, 2013

Vanna

from Alaska

These are the boots I've always wanted! My calf is about 17", and while they were initially snug and difficult to zip, I had to keep these boots. Very quickly the leather was worn in and comfy. Love the color, love these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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December 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

Love these boots. Fit perfect the first time I put them on and was able to wear them all day. Liked them so well I bought a black pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Uniontown, PA

This is a great boot. I purchased it in 2 colors. It is very comfortable and the fit is great! I even have a little room left in the calf area.

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

 

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November 30, 2012

Amy E

from Portland, OR

I love these boots! I have a hard time finding a wide calf boot that fits well. These fit like a dream. They have been comfortable since the moment I put them on. I loved them so much, I bought a pair in black as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 28, 2012

J M

 

I love these boots! I have a really hard time finding tall boots that fit my large calves, and these fit with room to spare even! Color is perfect and the leather feels nice. A new staple in my wardrobe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Grand Rapids, MI

Love these boots! I have such a difficult time finding cute wide calf boots. I wear these all of the time. I bought them in two colors and I get compliments all of the time. I have 17" calves and these give me room to wear over jeans and without being tight. My husband even told me that they make my legs look skinny! Best purchase I've made in a long time!

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

 

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November 15, 2012

Al

from Indiana

These boots are so cute and the regular didn't fit my calf (15.5 with skinny jeans) so I ordered the wide and these were way too wide at the top of the boot near the knee. So sad, cuz I love this boot and can't find any others that I like as much, so my search continues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Middletown, RI

I ordered these boots along with three other pairs of wide calf boots and ended up liking these best. All though they all fit fairly well (the Bandolino Caloua and Cabeza styles and the Lumiani Laila Extra Wide Calf), this boot was the best of all. I love the color, the shaft fit perfectly and the toe cinch is slightly rounder could not be more comfortable. Further, these boots were on sale!!! I have worn them every other day since I purchased them at Halloween and have received numerous compliments on them. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for "go to" style riding boot in a "medium go with anything" shade of brown.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bandolino Caloua and Cabeza

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle,WA

I love these boots! They are good quality, smell like and look like leather, and are so very comfortable to wear. I wear with both dresses and pants!

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

 

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November 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots are beautiful! It was nice to find a pair of leather boots for a good price. The fit was perfect and they are extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 9, 2012

Sara

from United States

I love these boots. I have large calves (18 to 18.5 inches!) from years of playing competitive soccer and running track. I've never been able to wear tall boots before getting these in the mail. They are beautiful and comfortable and fit true to size. I bought an 8 and am absolutely thrilled with them and can even tuck my pants in with room to spare around the tops! They are a gorgeous caramel color that goes well with black and brown which was important to me. Also, the buckle detail is a bronze color which is nice since they go well with either silver or gold. The leather is very soft and I can already tell they will age nicely. I would highly recommend these boots to anyone who has had problems fitting tall boots in the past! Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Oregon

Had been wanting a riding boot for some time but couldn't find one with wider calves until I found this. After they arrived I was even afraid to put them on for fear that they wouldn't fit. But I got the courage and found that they were a bit snug at first but with just a little wear they now fit perfectly - the beauty of real leather. Super comfortable, just right for me and I couldn't be happier!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

Good things first: I opened the box to find a beautiful pair of brown leather boots and the wonderful smell of leather. The leather is beautiful, absolutely no streaks and the feel of it was like butter. For the price I paid for these boots, it looks like I paid much more. I have muscular, athletic calves and I had no problem zipping them up in leggings. They were a tiny bit snug on the calf at first when I stood, but that was fixed once I started walking around in them on my college campus. I have not tried them yet with jeans, but I am sure it will not be a problem. I think the ankles fit fine, a little bunchy and roomy, but roomy at the ankle may be necessary if I want to wear them over jeans. The buckles on the ankles do not make it look cheap and are actually sewn on. The only issue I have with these boots is that the soles are extremely flimsy and padded insoles are needed, especially if you do a lot of walking. You might also want to buy leather guard to protect the boot leather as you do not want the leather to fade or discolor if it gets wet. Also, these boots scuff easily, but that is the price you pay for soft leather. All in all, the good outweigh the bad and I love these boots and plan on keeping them. I have received many compliments and people are always shocked I paid under my budget. These boots are also true to size and I would suggest to order them in your usual shoe size. I love the feel and the elegant design. I think these boots are a good buy and will last if taken cared of properly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2012

Anonymous

from MN

I love these boots! I've never been able to wear tall boots because they were too small around my calf. These are perfect! I love the buckles and that the zipper goes all the way down so they are easy to get on and off. I ordered the size I normally wear and a half size bigger, and I kept the size I normally wear so they are very true to size. I bought them in brown too because I loved the black ones! They are the perfect super-cute boot for those of us with muscular calves!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2012

Morgan C

from Valdosta, GA

As soon as I pulled these boots out of the box, the pleasant scent of leather filled my nose! These are the first pair of wide calf boots that I have purchased that do not look cheap! The description states that the circumference is 16 inches; however, I have large 21 inch calves and these boots actually zipped all the way up! They are just a few inches too tight. I am planning to go on a very low calorie diet (300 calories/day) starting tomorrow for the next 10 days and also do 30 minutes of cardio daily. At the end of the 10 days I am going to try these boots on again in prayers that I have lost a few inches in my calves! These boots are great! There is plenty of room in the lower area, but they are too tight at the largest area of my calves!

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

 

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October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from ohio

Best boots ever! If you have large calfs these boots will fit you! I always struggle to find boots to fit my calf. I couldn't believe when I zipped these had had room to tuck jeans in! Awesome!

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

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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October 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Kaiserslautern, Germany

I purchase the wide calves...I'm 6'0 and a size 14. I have 16 1/2 calves and these were a little on the big side. I kept them because I could tuck my jeans in. I think they are beautiful and Ive gotten a lot of compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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October 12, 2012

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

I can't believe how quick these boots got here. I ordered them yesterday. Unfortunately there are a couple scratches on the toes so I may return them, plus they just don't give me that I love these shoes feeling. However, having tried them on, I can assure you that my usually wide feet do fit into these size 11 M boots. They are a little snug in the toe box where my foot is the widest, but would stretch out nicely. The leather is nice it has a slick shiny finish. The shaft fits very well on my calf. I have to admit that my calves measure 18.5 at the widest point and there is actually room to spare for jeans and what not. So it does meet the wide calf requirement! There is not a lot of support or cushion and if you are going to be doing a lot of walking/standing, these boots are probably not for you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I usually have a hard time finding boots to fit my big calves. These boots have room to spare. Finally I can tuck my jeans in to the boots! I love these. The color is beautiful too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2012

Realtor

from Chicago

Love them! So comfy and fit great! A little slouchy on my ankles but fit everywhere else. Love the color very 2012.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2012

Boot H

 

They fit. They actually fit. I've been looking for this color, this style, this height of boot to fit my calf, no kidding, for at least four years. And I finally found them. I'm in love. I'm 5'4, run and lift a ton of weights so my calf is...yeah, it's a big. These are perfect. They were tight the first 10 minutes and then the leather opened up a bit and are just perfect. If you're looking for boots to fit a larger than 17 inch calf, these are for you. Promise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

Oh my gosh, where do I start? I am in love with these boots! I purchased the cognac leather and the color is beautiful...richer and a bit darker than it appears on screen...and right on trend for this season. The leather is very soft and has a bit of a hand-rubbed look to it, which I feel just adds to the beauty of the boots. The style features some gorgeous stitching that adds visual interest and makes the boots look much more expensive than they are. I purchased the size 9 and they fit my athletic 16.75" calves without any problem. In fact, there's a little room to spare at the top which helps my legs look a little thinner! I'll be able to wear these with my jeggings, skinny jeans and tights. I would definitely recommend inserts if you need arch support, as these boots don't really offer that. Thank you Zappos for not forgetting those of us girls with wide calves! You are the best resource by far!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

These are great boots but the "wide calf" was too wide for me. I have muscular calves from years of working out and my calves are 15" around. I seem to fall between the wide-calf and regular boots. However, these were huge on my calves and there was a huge gap between my calf and the outside of the boot which looked funny. So I'm going to return them for the regular width. Otherwise, the look is great and they are very comfortable and stylish.

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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