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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2013
Ok, so I have been looking for the perfect pair of fly boots for a while, and it has been very difficult to find one which fit me. I thought I would share what I have learned so you don't have to go through quite as many returns as I did!
I am a size 6.5 with wideish feet, so I went for a size 7, they are roomy, but with a pair of thick socks for the winter are fine. The sole on this boot is fabulous for all day comfort walking and gives you a bit of lift. The leather is lovely and thick and soft, and the lining is smooth and nice against your skin.
I have a 40 cm calf, and these in a size 7 fit well, not too tight, enough room for leggings, and after wearing in will probably take skinny jeans without being too snug. There is a little leeway for adjustment with the Velcro straps, but if your legs are very slim, the straps are likely to flap around. Having done a bit of research, it seems as though the calf circumference goes down about 1cm per boot size, so if you are a size 5, you want to have 38cm calves or slightly less for these to be a good fit. I think if I had gone for a size 6, the foot length would have been better, but the calf would be too tight and my wider feet would have been a bit restricted (I like my toes to have lots of room).