Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1 out of 5 by CFCaroline Not a real extended calf
I bought these boots because I was looking for a classic riding boot with an extended calf, but it turns out that the measurements on these are barely even normal, forget extended. Traditionally the industry standard shaft circumference for boots is around 15", with an extended circumference of 16.5" or so. But these have a shaft circumference of 14.75", which is below the standard circumference, not even close to an extended. I was very disappointed with these and will definitely be returning.
September 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Betsy Not what I expected
I ordered these in black in extended calf. I was disappointed with the fit-- they went over my calves just fine, but were so large/loose around the lower leg and ankle, I thought they just made my legs look more dumpy. The thing with having shapely calves is that you need some ankle contour to show you have some shape and not cankles.
January 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Erica I wanted to like these a lot more..
I really wanted to like these boots, but I'm pretty disappointed. They fit well in the calf (I need extended calf), but the ankles are way too lose and look really baggy. The leather scratches much more easily than any other pair of boots I've ever owned. They look really nice, so I wish I could say I like them more. For the price, they're just not worth it.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Louisville123 Another great extended calf boot from J.Crew!
I have 16" calves and J.Crew extended calf boots are the ONLY boots that consistently fit me and don't look cheap or have stretch inserts. I bought the black and have been very pleased. I think these are a tad smaller in circumference than some of my other J.Crew extended calf boots #I have four now#, but I am still able to zip them up over my skinny jeans. The zipper is high quality and zips smoothly, and the leather has a nice sheen. I'm pretty confident it will hold up well. I never thought I'd have so many boot options with calves this big!
November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by iloveparis Nice boots
I just received these boots in black & kindling. I really like them very much! For me, the extended calf size was big enough for a comfortable fit. The kindling color is a very nice shade of brown, which I think will go with many things. As one other reviewer commented, these boots do run big - I'm a consistent size 9, but had to exchange them for 8.5 (and they're still quite roomy). Also, the stitching on the black pair was slightly uneven - causing a bit of wrinkling, and the brass zipper on the kindling had turned slightly black in places, but these issues weren't bad enough to go through yet another exchange. Overall, I'm very pleased with the style and comfort of these boots!
September 10, 2014