I was super skeptical of these because my calves are so large but these are the first boots I've worn in years that I could zip up. If you have extra extra wide calves these are worth a try. I was skeptical of the strap around the back at the top but that's got plenty of stretch as well. I also have wide feet and these seem to fit my feet well.
Fit perfectly and arch is right where it is supposed to be
I tried this boot on locally and waited because I thought it was odd that the saleswoman said to buy a whole size up. I take a 9 and tried the 10. Way too big...the arch was the telltale sign. When boots or shoes have an arch support, it needs to fit correctly, otherwise if it hits in the wrong spot, it can really flare up foot aches and pains. I purchased my regular 9 size. Glad I did. I have B width feet, and ordered as such. I suffer from heel spurs and plantar fasciitis, plus a bunion. These fit perfectly, and the arch is right where it's suppose to be. Super comfort. Was going to purchase a tall UGG boot that is structured, but no where near compared to Aetrex comfort!
Great comfort! Many shoes hurt my foot under toe pads but these do not. Calf is a little tight and shoe part runs a little big. I'd probably order size smaller next pair. Lots of compliments!
I have NEVER had this success with boots, and I am thrilled!
These boots are awesome. It is ridiculously hard to find boots when you're both short AND have slim calves. At 5'3, most riding boots are too tall and hit the back of my knee, but these hit at a perfect spot a couple inches below my knee, instead of swallowing my lower legs whole. My calves are right at 13.25 inches and these fit perfect both with pants and without. Just the right amount of room. What is even better is that these come in wide width that accommodates my slightly wide toebox while NOT being too big in the ankle like many other wide widths on me. I wear a 6.5 or 7; got these in a 7W but probably have a little more room than I need length wise. They even have a great feeling memory foam insole. The leather doesn't scratch easily, but I will say the sweater/knit fabric on the back worries me. Have had a few threads come loose (stay away from any small jumpy dogs!) and while the mix adds style I probably would've preferred leather all the way around. Also a bit worried about the sweater material pilling in the future but so far so good. All in all I have NEVER had this success with boots, and am thrilled. If you are short with slim calves, give them a try!