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Bed Stu Manchester II Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

63%Rated 5 stars

29%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

41% "Felt a half size larger "

79% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 Manchester II Bed Stu Reviews

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June 10, 2015

Julie K

from Lake Tahoe

Love, love, LOVE! I have very narrow ankles and calves and have always found it difficult to pull off the boots and leggings look. I have been searching for a narrow shafted boot that looks good for - well it seems like my whole life. This is it! Because of the little lacing in the back, I can wear skinny jeans, leggings, even a sun dress with these boots. Also, they are comfortable (have worn them all day with no difficulties). They are not particularly narrow in the foot. If you have regular to wide calves, the laces can be adjusted so I would say there's no reason to be scared off by the narrow. Overall I love these boots and have received compliments every time I have worn them. I would definitely recommend them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Freebird, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2015

Kelly c

from Seattle

I've been wearing these boots for a few weeks now and LOVE them - constant compliments from perfect strangers. I'm tall and lean (5'10") and these come nearly up to my knees. I do feel they run a tad large - I am just barely over a size 10 (but 10.5 is always too big). I ordered a 10 and need to wear thicker socks to keep my foot from moving around. My only wish is that they were a little stiffer around the ankle as they tend to slouch a bit. While stylistically this looks intentional and bohemian, I like my boots to stand tall. Still, I'm very happy with them and hope to get loads of wear out of them!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 25, 2015

Anonymous

from Northern California

Full disclosure: I ordered these exact boots from another site about a year ago. (they were not on Zappos at the time otherwise I would have ordered them here-love you Zappos!;) Unfortunately they were ridiculously too big, and the leather and distressing was totally different on each boot to the point that they didn't even look like a matching set, so back they went. Well I decided to try again and this time it's a win. I am between an 8 and and 8.5, I decided to get the 7.5 and they fit perfectly. I am 5'7 and they hit just under my knee. I have skinny calves and they are snug and don't slouch down unless I want them to. I got the Rustic Tan color-they are very distressed and I have a feeling they might vary from pair to pair, which would explain why I got a weird batch last time. I was worried they might feel too beat up but I think they are beautiful. Mine look exactly like the pictures. I love them this time around.

Brands I'd also recommend: Freebird, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Bozeman, MT

Very comfy, stylish boots. The tall shaft is nice for tall women like me (5'8"). I ended up dying the blackish color boots to solid black and so far that has worked great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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February 18, 2015

Gayle Y

from Franklin, TN

So, I've had these boots for 2 years now and they are still my favorite! I bought the black and one year later, I bought the tan. After two years of wear the black ones have held up like crazy. The heel caps need to be replaced and I probably need to get some dark polish around the top near the laces as the black color has worn off a little (not enough to bother me) through handling. That is to be expected. Especially since I wear these or the tan ones or my Frye boots almost every day of the fall, winter and well into spring. They look great with skirts, dresses and jeans. The tan ones have shown no wear at all after a year. As far as size goes I would suggest you either go to the store to try them on or order your size and one size up to compare. I bought my normal size 7.5. I would disagree with the reviewers that say it runs big. In my case, both pairs are comfortable with a thin pair of socks. I have worn them with thicker socks when it was very cold making them a little snug but not uncomfortably so. These are very comfortable boots as long as you don't have foot issues. I walk in them a lot. I am 5'4", 125 lbs, and these come to just under my knees and fit my calves with the laces tightly closed. One reviewer stated that the bulge under the laces bothered her and when I saw these online I was worried it would bother me too. In fact, I put off buying them because of it. Then one day I was bored shopping and saw these. I had to try them on and once I did there was no going back! The bulge doesn't bother me at all and I am very picky about fit. Every single time I wear these I get compliments. Women (and men) stare at them in public. Ladies, you know that this is the ultimate compliment!! I also have the Arcane boot from Bed Stu. I haven't owned them long enough to comment on comfort or wear, yet but I would say that Bed Stu is doing something very right. Their shoes and boots look, smell, feel and wear like a much more expensive product. And I personally love the distressed, handmade look of them. I only worry that I will never find a boot I love as much and I'll be wearing these when I'm 85. If you are thinking about it, go ahead and get them. You won't regret it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, seychelles, dolce vita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 30, 2014

Ashley H

from Salt Lake City

Move over, Frye! These boots are so gorgeous! The leather is unbelievably soft! Way softer than any Frye boots I have ever seen, and Frye was the cream of the crop! This brand is still bench made in Mexico, and Frye has gone to China for some of their products, which is really sad. As another reviewer said, I was looking at the Frye Shirley Artisan Tall. I loved those boots as well, but the leather must have been treated with something because they were stiff and a little stinky. These Bed Stu boots will blow you away with their wonderful leather smell and soft, buttery feel. I've never seen a more luxurious pair of tough boots! Unfortunately for me they do run about a half size too big (maybe even a full size) and I am set on the tan color, so I'll have to wait until my size is back in stock. And the somewhat cheaper than Frye price can't be beat! I love Zappos, thank you for carrying such quality products!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

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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Moderate arch support

 

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December 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Virginia

These boots are really unique and cool!! For me, sizing down a half size in good quality, well made boots works. I'm usually a solid size 9 in most shoes, got these in a 8.5, and they fit perfectly. The leather is super soft, and thin not stiff at all in the shaft. They are handmade so distress and color vary with each pair, making them unique, even different variations between the left and right boot, keep that in mind, I love it personally! I consider myself to have average size calfs, maybe 13 in, not skinny and not very muscular, and these are snug to my calves, so if you have larger calves these may be too tight for you. I've been wearing with leggings, hope they're not too tight with skinny jeans. Don't think you could wear under jeans because of the lacing in the back. I love em, look cool and love the smell of leather.

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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December 5, 2014

Anonymous

from ny, ny

These are gorgeous boots! I love them! I wish they came with a little more height in the heel, but these are gorgeous show stopper boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: free people, frye

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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Moderate arch support

 

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October 26, 2014

Luci

from massachusetts

I absolutely love these boots. I am 5'11" and never had boots tall and slim enough until now. It seems like they can scrunch down if needed, though. Quality and style are great but after walking around a lot all day I had sore feet so I will probably use insoles.

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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October 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

I have to start off by saying these boots are amazing. They look great with dresses & leggings/skinny jeans. The leather is on the shaft is soft and you can adjust the width of the shaft slightly by loosening or tightening the draw string on the back of the boot. The draw string also adds a nice embellishment to the back of the boot. There are some limitations as too how much you can adjust the circumference of the shaft. In my opinion the shaft is on the smaller side. That's where you may run into some problems with choosing the right size. The sole part or bottom part of the boot runs large. I would say about a half size unless you intend to wear them with the thickest socks you can find. However if you decide to size down a full size you may run into a problem with the shaft being too small/tight. I would only recommend sizing down half a size if you are in-between sizes. If you typically have problems getting boots to fit your calves, do not size down!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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September 25, 2014

Anonymous

from IL

These boots are gorgeous. They do run true to size if not half a size larger. I ordered a size up, and they are way too big so I'm returning for my normal size as I know they will fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vince Camuto

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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March 18, 2014

ADub

 

Do you believe in magic? No? These boots will change your mind. They are AMAZING. They definitely run a full size larger than "normal", and if you have wide feet, I would suggest erring on the side of caution and ordering a half size down rather than a full size down. They are high quality leather. Using a blow dryer on the snug areas with thick socks, molded them to a perfect fit. There is a lace at the top of the calf and while they definitely do stretch, if you have larger calves, it may be hit or miss. If you're on the fence, I suggest you try them (they're magic, remember? ). If they don't work, Zappos return policy is easily the best out there.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta

Absolutely LOVE this boot and so does everyone else when I wear them. I get compliments galore. They have a really wonderful worn look to them so they are definitely more on the casual side. I got the Black Lux version and although there appears to be brown in the picture, the boot really goes best with black or denim. I have 16-ish inch calves and although they were tight initially, they have stretched and fit fabulously now, even over leggings. Highly recommend this unique boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 5, 2014

Mary S

from United States

I love these boots! I can wear with anything, skirts, jeans and leggings. Exceeded my expectations. Comfortable, stylish and unique. Frye boots were always my first choice when looking at boots to buy now it is and will be Bed Stu.

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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January 4, 2014

Carrie c

from santa rosa beach

Bought these for my daughter for xmas. she had tried on a pair a friend had so knew the ran a size large. I always have to get an 8 in a boot and these in a 7 are a perfect fit. You can smell the leather! Super quality boot. I want a pair for myself!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 25, 2015

Anonymous

from Ames, IA

These are lovely boots, close to Frye quality. However, I'm returning them because the weathered leather is just a tad too weathered for what I want to wear them for. I also ordered a 10 when I usually wear an 11, based on comments about them running large, and the 10s are a really quick fit, a bit snug with my arch orthotics. If I had a million dollars to spend on shoes, I'd keep 'em.

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 true to width

 

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January 23, 2015

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Great looking boot but feels one full size too big. There is a "bulk" in the back of the calf before the laces start, that creates a weird indentation. Beautiful distressed looking leather, super soft. The sole feels cushiony. The boot has a delicious smell of leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Freebird

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 9, 2014

Anita

from Melrose, MA

Great boot! I am also a Frye girl and when I received my Bed Stu Manchester II boots from UPS I was very pleased. I also took advice from some of the other buyers that they tend to run big. I am a size 10 and ordered a size 9 which fit perfect. They run a little narrow, but leather stretches with time so I am not too concerned. They have their own unique look and style which I love and the quality is very good. I am also 5' 11" so they really compliment my long legs. I have not taken them for a test walk yet, and hope they will be comfortable enough to wear an entire afternoon or even day....we'll see. I also must say that the Zappos rep I spoke with by phone was very helpful and granted me a coupon from a past coupon I had deleted from my inbox by mistake. She went the extra mile to ensure the fullest customer satisfaction. Thank you Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Miz Mooz

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, Cali

Absolutely gorgeous boots. Beautiful leather. Soft and supple. Just too wide in the calf for me.They did look cute slouched, but you have to have some calf to fill the space. Sadly going back so that I can find a narrow calf circumference.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are nice, but I maybe was expecting better. The 9's are my usual size for Frye boots. And they fit fine. The leather on the shaft is pretty thin and mottled color is just okay. I think it looks better on the website and much more brown than the website. I might be spoiled by the Frye line. Not bad if you want to save on cute boots. This pair only got one boot out of the box, it's sadly going back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 6, 2013

Cynthia L

from United States

A comfortable, interesting boot. Love the leather heel and sole. Unfortunately, must return because they look funny on. The soft leather shaft is oddly shaped in back. And it falls down and bunches up unattractively above my ankles.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

I love these gorgeous boots! I can't wear them without receiving compliments! The upper leather is soft, and the foundation/base is very robust.

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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Felt true to width

 

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December 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought these in black right from Bed/Stu and mine are true black with just a little distress to them. I'm an 8 1/2 and that's what I ordered. I love them but one boot looks and feels much bigger than the other. Without socks they fit pretty good but with socks (trouser socks) my foot can't even move. I'm going to try and order an 8 and maybe have them stretched. Gorgeous boot!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 13, 2015

Liv M

 

I really do like these shoes which was fortunate but the color looks absolutely NOTHING like the picture. I get that with any weathered or antiqued look like this there's bound to be some minor variations in color and the pattern of the wear and all that, but this is kind of ridiculous. That dark brown in the picture doesn't exist on the shoes I got instead in its place there's a crumbly and sparse black chipping away to reveal a light cardboardish color. Still pretty cool boots but they're hardly even black. I usually enjoy scuffing my boots but these are so worn in already I have to be careful otherwise literally all the black on them will be gone soon. If you're looking for a weathered pair of BLACK boots like I was then seriously do not get these. I kept them anyway because despite looking nothing like the color pictured on this website, they are still undeniably stylish and comfortable.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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