Stylist and cute
The stretchy material allowed the boot to fit correctly on a variety of calf sizes so it doesn't look baggy on thinner calves or too tight on larger ones. Has a little bit of a wintery look due to the material, but quite stylist and cute.
They work perfectly
I have been looking for a riding boot with a calf narrow enough for my 13.5" calves and size 9.5 feet. I read many reviews about these saying the calves ran narrow, and I took the chance. They work perfectly. I have some room at the top, even with pants tucked in, but they don't look sloppy. The ankle is very fitted too, which I like. The foot itself doesn't feel narrow to me, though. I have the "gray" color, which actually is a worn shade of brown and gray stretch material in back. This color is very casual, but I am pleased with it.
Very happy to have found these
I literally have been ordering and returning boots for the last 3-4 years. I can never find boots that are normal size to fit around my calves while having wide feet, and short legs. Somebody somewhere got the message because these boots are an unbelievable fit. On top of that, they have fabulous arch support, probably won't need my orthotics and they are the kind you put on and never want to take off. I am going to be so happy slogging around New Hampshire this winter with these boots. Did I mention that they look gorgeous too? I was nervous because I wanted black boots, but this color has enough distressed charcoal and black to fit into the black category. Although pricier than I had in mind, I am very happy to have found these.
This year's boot quest is finally over!
This year's boot quest is finally over! I've found the perfect-fitting, comfortable, stylish, waterproof boot. The Aetrex Chelsea boot, for me, hugs my foot AND my tall, slim calves. I have no problem getting the boot on, though I have high arches and it only has a half zip on the side. The grey color is wonderfully neutral and the leather is smooth and very high quality. Perhaps most important for me, this boot really holds my heel steady, so I'm not worried about ankle twists. And my hip and back pain during my daily 4 mile commute have disappeared after only 3 three days. Love them!