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I was so sad because they're so beautiful but I just had to ...
10 August 2017
I'm gutted! I bought these in the dark red and they were absolutely stunning, I tried them on but unfortunately the zip just wouldn't go over my calves. I was so sad because they're so beautiful but I just had to send them back.
Now I don't think I have very wide calves, I walk a lot so my calves are quite muscular, wider than average but still not very wide. It makes me think the only way to get these boots to fit is if you have particularly skinny legs. I usually find standard width boots very tight, but after wear I can usually stretch them out. I think the problem is that the boots aren't fluted, and while the leather is beautiful and probably easy to stretch if you can get them on, there's just no give in the way the boots are shaped, they don't flare out at the top, they are narrow all the way up the leg. So that means if you can't get them on then there's no way to stretch them out. I couldn't even get the zip midway up my leg, that's how narrow the leg is! And I tried them on the last buckle setting!
So I'm disappointed, I really wish they had fit because honestly they're such lovely, pretty boots, and the leather on them is to die for!