Classic MacAlister boots in suede
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Classic MacAlister boots in suede
Product Details

Inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers during World War II, our MacAlister boots are made from the finest Italian suede and only get better with age. We purposely left them unlined for a more casual feel.

  • Italian suede upper.
  • Cotton laces, natural eyelets.
  • Stitched-out welt construction, authentic rubber sole.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Online only.
Size & Fit Details
  • Unisex sizing: Women, please order two sizes smaller than your regular size.

Classic MacAlister boots in suede

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sole came unglued after a few weeks As the title of the review says, the sole came unglued after a few weeks. Aside from that, I like them. Poor quality though. I expect better. August 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by My Macalister's I purchased both the dark suede and gray suede shoes. I love them both but the gray suede is really a taupe and not a true gray. Maybe it was just the pair I received but it's definitely taupe. June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Size Chart Needs Retooling Great looking shoe. I just don't understand the sizing with J Crew boots; I normally wear a 10.5 in most every pair of footwear I own but I purchased the 9 with the Macalisters based on other reviews. They fit well but the heel and toe are a little tight on my right foot. Probably more me than the boot, but still, sizing down an entire size and a half when ordering online can be a disaster. Definitely recommend but do your homework on the appropriate size and treat the suede. September 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by must buy but be sure to size down Bought these in dark khaki along with a pair of the Macalister oxfords. I alternate both pair pretty much everyday for work and they are extremely comfortable and have held up for almost two years now. I'm usually a size 10 in almost every shoe that I wear but I had to go down a full size to a 9 and I still have plenty of room in the toe. August 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Year Round Shoe I remember Desert Boots when they came around the first time! These shoes are great to wear with jeans,khakis,corduroys,or shorts if you dare. Very comfortable,and are a great addition to my wardrobe. June 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great shoes, buy them 1/2 size smaller These are only available online and I was told by the J Crew rep in store to buy them a half size smaller. I had a hard time believing's been a long time since I bought anything smaller than a 12, but the 11.5 fit perfect. April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent desert book for spring or fall Classically styled desert boots in good quality suede. Fits well and package arrived quite quickly. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classic, Comfortable, Stylish I recently bought these boots and I LOVE them already. They look and feel incredible. I normally wear sz 10, but got these in a 9.5 per other reviews, and the fit is perfect. These will definitely be my go to boots for fall. They look great with jeans and chinos. I'm going to get the other color as well. These will never go out of style. September 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Style My personal favorite shoes. I wear them everyday except when I go to bed. I own six pairs of these shoes. I just recently bought 3 more pairs, call me crazy but these shoes are my styles. May 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Look great and feel great. These shoes look and feel great but they run very large I'm usually a 9.5 and I'm in the process of returning the size 9 I bought due to reading that they ran a little large but they run very large. I'm trying the 8h and I really hope they are just right with a little room for stretch because the 9s were really long in the front. May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great everyday shoe I have liked the look of these boots for a long time but thought maybe they were a tad bit too tomboyish, even though I embrace that description stylewise. That being said, I decided to try them and have been pleasantly surprised. I've worn them a lot this summer, even in the heat. They are casual, but dressier than Converse, which works great when I go to the museum or am out & about. They were comfortable right out of the box and true to size for me. I am super happy with these boots. July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must Have Boots These are so versatile that every man should have a pair. They are lightweight enough to pack when you travel. They look great with denim, chinos and wool bowery pants. I plan to always have a pair or two of these. I recommend to order a half size up, they are a bit narrow, but very comfortable. The support is on the minimal side, so they would not be ideal for long walking tours, but just right for work or an evening out. July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Boot for ALL Seasons I love my Macalister boots. After losing my first pair to the viscous amazon of Peru, it was a mandatory necessity to get another pair ASAP. These boots blow out the competition in ALL areas. The comfort lasts the from the first time you put them on until the last time that you put them on (or until you see them floating down the Amazon river) June 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TTS -- don't size down! A lot of people say that desert boots stretch out a half to a full size with a little wear. Since I have small feet to begin with, I ordered a 6 instead of my usual 6.5. While they've stretched out a little, the toe box is still a bit narrow, and I find them mine too tight to wear for long periods of time comfortably. If I'd ordered my usual size, though, the Macalisters would be great: they're a little more structured than other brands of DBs I've tried on, and seem to be holding up well after about a month of wear. October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product I really love my Macalister Boots, the quality of the product is first class I'm a fan. February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My new favorite! Really loving these sweet shoes. Incredibly comfortable. I have sensitive feet and these shoes felt so good right out of the box that I did not want to take them off. I wear an 8 and ordered 2.5 sizes down to a 5.5 after reading the posted reviews. They are boyish but also surprisingly feminine. They look really cute with a plaid skirt! November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Can't have too many... I love the MACALISTER boot. I have them in 4 colors and wear them year round. They look great with jeans, khakis and shorts. No socks (low unseen socks) in the summer is a great look. August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, classic shoe! I've had my eye on these for a while and purchased them recently. Definitely impressed with the quality and style! It's a sleeker, slimmer style than other desert boots out there, but I think that goes with the slim style of pants that are in style right now. The inner sole is padded and along with the gum sole, they make for a comfortable step. August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shoes! I've never bought a bad product from J. Crew. These shoes are awesome, comfortable and versatile. August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! These run a little large but they are fantastic. So comfortable, like walking on clouds. Only had them a few weeks so not sure about durability just yet, but so far so good! July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Desert Boot Slim bottom with the gum outsole, can be easily dressed up or down. Great quality on both materials and construction. Not that much support as far as the full structure of the boot and runs slightly narrow. July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A near perfect desert boot Except for running large (I sized down a half size), this may be the perfect desert boot. I love the dark khaki color (a rich brown), and yesterday, I wore them from 8:00 am in the morning until after midnight, and found them comfortable for the whole day. July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As expected / good buy Shoe fit true to size and really love the color.Good buy! July 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect fall addition Can literally wear any colour jeans, khakis, or even shorts with these! Very comfortable. A little tight no doubt. I wish i had bought them in half a size bigger. Do not have much sole support. Your basic going out shoe. Don't expect to wear these out for long distances of walking or anything of the sort. February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Fall boot I really like the style of this chukka boot. I wear a size 7-1/2 - 8 womens' and I ordered a 5-1/2 mens. They fit well except the height of the toe box seems a little shallow. I'll have to wear thin socks with them otherwise they'll be a little tight. Hoping they will stretch out with wear as leather usually does. Wouldn't mind another color but hard to know if a 6 would be too long since they are a final sale. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile, Stylish Shoe I bought these for my boyfriend--they are his second pair of Macalister boots. They are the perfect casual shoe that look great with everything. He wears them in summer and winter. As long as J. Crew keeps making these, he will keep wearing them :) August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great looking and comfortable Only problem is the grey color is not the one pictured. I even returned and got a replacement pair, but they're still a more taupe color which I already had from last year. I really wanted the grey as pictured Hard to get replacement shoelaces. J Crew doesn't carry them. January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annual purchase I have bought a pair for my son every year for the past 5 years. He loves them and wears them nearly every day, so by the end of the year, he's generally "ready" for a replacement pair. He's had both leather and nubuck pairs in various shades of brown. This year, I bought a pair in a gray tone, and he loved them too! December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoes Ive owned pair of these for 3 years. Very Comfortable, crepe sole is amazing. Can be slippery in wet conditions. Easy to clean, they only get better with age. They stretch out a bit, and they're sized half to one full size too large. But great shoes once you get a pair that fits. Just purchased the same boots to make sure I'm good for the next couple of years. Best shoes for the fall/spring time. August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by comfortable and versatile My friend bought these in dark khaki and wears them daily, i tried them on once and fell in love. So comfortable. Not crazy about the other two colors, please bring dark khaki back! June 23, 2015
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