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Bandolino Contessa Reviews

35 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

91% "Moderate arch support"

30 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/24/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I like these very much. They are fantastically comfortable, and have the riding boots styling I was looking for. They are a bit snug around the calf at first, but stretch quickly to fit well. I chose the cognac leather, which is a warm reddish brown. Excellent value for the price!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/20/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These boots do NOT fit 16.5" calves as described. My calves are 16.5" and I could not get these zipped within 5" of the top (and I tried because I really want these boots! I have looked everywhere for some that will fit my calves). I measured again after trying on and discovered that the zipper stopped at the 16" point on my leg -- so really they fit only up to 15.5" calves. These boots were also way too bulgy at the ankle. I also bought the The Born Valentina which was slim and pretty at the ankle and had a nice toe shape (those were described as fitting 17" calves but also couldn't get zipped past the 16" mark on mine). The foot part of this boot fit my small 7.5 -- wideish -- feet just fine. They didn't have as comfortable padding on the bottom as the Borns.

Additional 15 Contessa Bandolino Reviews

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December 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Hawaii

I love this boot. The heel is a very comfortable height and it's easy to walk in. It's a lovely shade of reddish brown that I think goes with almost everything in my closet. I also like that it looks like a riding boot, yet there is a zipper all of the way down so it's easy to make sure your pants/leggings/socks are smooth. The leather is not soft/supple (though it is smooth), it is stiff but in a good way (to keep it's nice structured tall shape) because this type of boot would not look as good if it was slouchy. I am 5'2" and it falls under my knee w/o digging into the back of my leg when I sit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2012

Hilary J

from Chicago

Love these boots! I normally wear heeled boots and have never owned riding boots. I feared these would look frumpy or sloppy but they are the opposite! They look great with skinny jeans and are very comfortable. They fit very true to size yet you can wear them with thin socks (versus trouser socks or tights) on cold days. These will be a wardrobe staple this winter!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2012

Sandy C

 

These boots are awesome! I have a wide calf and they fit beautifully. They are very comfortable. I get compliments every time I wear them. They are a must buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Kensington, MD D.C. suburb

I love the boots because they fit perfectly. Also, I have read about this company and am in sync with the way management treats its employees and customers. Way to go, Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

After literally trying about 24 pairs of riding boots, I finally found the Bandolino Contessa! I have a really hard time finding boots that will fit me properly. I am 5'9" with long legs and 16" calves. I didn't have a problem zipping these up at all with skinny jeans on, and I felt the shaft height was good (sometimes it's not tall enough). I ordered these in a 9-1/2 which is my true size, but I found my foot to be sliding around, so I ordered a size 9 to compare. So thankful for Zappos - I will have the size 9s tomorrow! So now I can finally have a pair of riding boots to wear over my jeans this weekend! Yay! I love the rich dark brown color of these boots and the style was very classic with just enough detail for me. I highly recommend trying these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Charlotte,NC

These are beautiful boots. The color is a rich reddish brown and looks luxurious. The heel is not too high so I can wear it all day long without it hurting my feet! Fit is true to size. I have slightly larger calves and these fit perfectly. Enough room to tuck my jeans in but snug enough to wear with tights!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2012

Wendy

from Michigan

Love these boots! This is the first time I've bought fashion boots in years. With arthritis and hard to fit feet, fashion wasn't on the radar for me. I took a chance with these since they had a 10 1/2. They fit like a dream and my feet don't hurt! I also have thick calves and thought I would need wide calf boots. But the Contessa was perfect, fitting not only my calves but also over my jeans. My husband loves the look. Thank you Zappos for the ability to try several styles with easy return. I am now a committed customer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Great pair of boots! Very comfortable too, received lots of compliments on them. Runs a little big, I usually wear a size 7, ordered a 7 and it's a bit roomy but ok since I like to wear thicker socks with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Concord, CA

After trying three different pairs of boots, these were the best fit and the right combination of casual and dressy. There is a little bit of a gap at the top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, New York

I love these boots. The color is amazing everywhere I go I get compliments. They fit perfectly and I have wide feet. I can wear these all day with out a problem. I love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've gotten a lot of compliments on these boots in the few weeks I've had them. My usual size (8) fits perfectly and they are comfortable for walking around all day. The toes are already looking a tiny bit scuffed up but this could just be due to my klutzy-ness! Overall, I'm really happy with these boots for everyday wear with jeans, pants, and dresses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2012

Chris A

from plymouth,MN

I am very happy with these boots. They are so comfortable from day one. I have thin/medium calfs and I am very happy with the fit - there not an excess gap at the top of the boots like some. There has been no sagging in the ankle area - the boots holds their shape. The boots have tiny heels, but they still feel like riding boots. They look really cute with skirts and skinny jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2012

KDG

from Spokane

These boots were exactly what I was looking for. Comfortable, stylish and just the right color of rich dark brown. Wore them on a business trip the day after they arrived. Thanks to Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Great boots! I have a wider calf, 15 1/2 inches at widest, and these boots fit perfectly with enough room for skinny jeans. They are comfortable right out of the box. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

This boot is super comfy and stylish. I have small calves and have a hard time finding boots that don't swallow up my legs. These boots fit great (with just a little extra room in the calf) and I'm very happy with the fit. They go with everything too - dresses, jeans, and skirts. They are a great value considering that most riding boots are $175 and up. You won't regret purchasing these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2012

Maria

 

Couldn't decide between the Timberland leather/suede and these but these are more dressy...can dress up or down with jeans or skirts. I think they will be more versatile. Ordered my true size, fit perfectly. I have one calf that is larger than the other and they fit great good tread on the bottom and nice stacked heel...should be good in the New England snow!

Brands I'd also recommend: Anne Klein and Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Despite being petite, I have wider calves. It's difficult to find boots that fit. Apparently, if you don't have stick-thin legs, you have trouble. These boots were perfect. I'll admit, they were a bit tight at first, but after wearing them around my house for a bit, they stretched out enough to fit over skinny jeans. The cognac color is beautiful and I've received many compliments on them. The only downside is that the ankles bunch up, but not enough to deter me from wearing them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 31, 2012

Michelle

from United States

Nice boots and the color is beautiful! I need wide leg boots and these are not very wide on the calf. My calves are 15 1/2 and with my jeans tucked in they are snug. So FYI in case your calves are larger.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nine West Shizaw

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I loved the look and feel of these boots but the calf is not as big as stated in the description, unfortunately I am sending these boots back and no other boots in my size are in stock. Next year I must shop earlier.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 22, 2012

Anonymous

from California

This boot is well worth the price. Made out of leather, low heel, stylish - it's perfect to wear during the cold weather. I have wide calves and have had no problems zipping this boot up - even with jeans tucked in. I got the wide version and my toes have ample of space to move.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

So far so great! Love the look and feel of these boots. After a long search I think I've finally found a pair of nice, not-so-pricey boots. I hope they keep me this happy for a long time!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 23, 2012

Harriet H

from United States

I can't really comment on fit or comfort because they were so big. I always wear 6 and these say 6, but they're too long, and are slipping around on my feet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots are very nice and good quality. I ordered a size 8.5 but too large sending back plus by one of the buckles had a silver marker spot. Not sure I will reorder as I found a pair of Frye boots I like better for the look I am going for (more casual).

Brands I'd also recommend: Anne Klein, Frye, Viga Spa, Tory Burch, Brian Atwood

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 1, 2012

Anonymous

from East Aurora, NY

I am 5'-1, some 15" shaft boots fit - not these. They go up slightly in the back, hit the crease at the back of knee and are very uncomfortable when I bend my leg. Otherwise beautiful color & leather in cognac, sad to have to return. I have been wanting riding boots for years...so many available this year, will keep searching.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots are very cute, but are too narrow at the toes for me. Unfortunately I had to send them back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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