Steve Madden Frannk Boot
Frye Veronic Slouch
***Review of the Steve Madden Frannk Boot:***
I received these on January 8th! They came quite fast. This boot look very similar to the Frye Veronica Slouch boot I had been coveting. I did order 3 paris of the Veronica Slouch style, but none of them worked. I was hopeful that the Steve Madden pair would fit since I really like the look/style of this boot and they were less expensive. Well...this pair didn't work either. The Frye boot's toe box was very tight and my heel would slip around. I figured if I was paying $300+ they should fit perfectly. The Steve Madden pair had a similar fit, but the toe box was more forgiving. I wish these had worked, but they are going back.
Steve Madden Baxter Boot
***Review of the Steve Madden Baxter Boot***
This boot was really cute when I took it out of the box. I also liked how the zipper is on the outer part of the boot. I have another pair that zips like this and it's a fun alternative. These fit so nicely when I zipped them up. I did notice on my left foot the area where there is a fold cut into the top of my foot, but the leather felt like it would stretch out. The sole is also very rugged and I was looking for a boot like this. When I started walking around my house I noticed that on the right side the sole felt weird. When I would take a step it felt rounded and uneven. I took the boot off and inspected it and it did look a bit bulbous there. I am on my feet a lot for my job so I don't want to take a chance and throw my balance and my back out. So, these are going back.
Two Lips Jealous Riding Boot
***Review of the Two Lips Jealous Riding Boot***
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! I zipped these puppies up and they felt really good. I wish they were tighter in the calf area, but they worked. The buckles are on their last notch so I need to make sure I don't stretch them out. The sole felt normal, my heel stayed put and my toes didn't feel squished. The foot area is roomier than the other two boots, but I could wear thicker socks if need be. I wore these to work today and I didn't really notice my feet slipping around and I didn't get blisters either. I was debating on keeping the black pair and exchanging them for the tan pair (or buying a second pair in tan). I started to debate myself and justifying it because I was returning the two boots that didn't work. But, I reminded myself that I was on a search for a nice pair of black boots and not tan. I have several pairs of brown and taupe boots and I didn't NEED another pair in this color scheme. So, I kept the black pair and will not buy the tan pair.
Well this is the last new wearable item I will be getting in 2013!