- Charles F. Stead suede upper
- Water- and stain-resistant finish
- Felted wool footbed
- Original Explorer rubber outsole
- Item #WLS000R
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
These boots make me feel like I am fooling everyone. They are very fashionable and I often get compliments on them but no one knows just how comfy they are! It's like I'm wearing slippers and everyone else thinks I'm in a high end boot! I also enjoy the grippy sole for traction on icy days. Most other boots I've seen like this have a slick sole that can be a disaster on foul weather days. The construction is wonderful and I have a feeling these will last a long time. I was unsure if they came waterproofed so I emailed the manufacturer to get more information. They informed me that the boots do come with a water-repellant coating that will wear odd after a few months so to treat them with a water-repellant made for leather in a couple months.
I do agree with the other review that they run large. I normally wear a 7.5 and sized down to a 7. enough room in the 7 to wear wool socks.
- Fit: Runs large
Hey, just word to the wise with these! They run pretty large. I usually wear an 8.5 and they are considerable larger, and I almost think I need to order a whole size smaller. I order and 8 and 7.5 and will see which one fits, and give an update! But even just pulling them outside of the box I can tell the quality is superb! Beautiful shoe and cant wait to put some use into them.
I decided to keep the size 8. So they are a good 1/2 a size larger than usual. I also changed my 4 star rating to a 5 star rate because, HOLY COW I LOVE THESE. Every time I have worn these shoes I have gotten compliments. They go with everything in my closet. The quality is one of the best I have had in a shoe, and are so comfortable, I feel like I am wearing slippers. I can't wait to wear the crap out of these.