UGG® Australia 'Gillespie' Tall Boot (Women)
Nice looking boots, weird fit
After searching high and low for a specific style of boot that would also fit my large calf, I decided to order these and give them a try. I know that Nordstrom has a wonderful shipping and return policy, so I wouldn't be risking anything by trying them. I usually wear an 11 in boots, but there was only a 12 available. Having read the other reviews that said they run small, I figured the 12 might fit. It's true. The foot of the boot definitely runs almost a full size small and just slightly narrow while the shaft of the boot, particularly the ankle portion, is overly roomy in comparison. The foot part fit really well and felt just right in this larger size. Very comfortable. Now on to the main issue I have with finding boots: I have had a hard time finding boots in this style that will fit my 17in calves and while these were bigger in circumference than a lot of other styles I've looked at, they would still just barely zip up at the very top of the boot(no room for any leggings or jeans). The rest of the shaft was actually too roomy in comparison. Overall I find that this boot is just proportioned a little strangely and may not fit the average person. I might suggest you try it if you have an issue finding boots that will fit large ankles with an average/maybe slightly muscular calf. And definitely size up 1/2 to 1 full size in order to fit the foot. Hope this helps!
Fun, well-made boot!
I ordered this in the 'Gillespie' (short boot version) in the charcoal. The leather was a bit stiff at first but softens up after a few wears. The sole sort of molds to your foot and is very comfortable due to the woolly fleece footpad. I have extremely small feet (4.5) and the size 5 fit perfectly in every way. I get a lot of compliments with these boots and they have an edgy feel to them. Judging from the quality, I will be wearing them for years. I did get them on sale in the States so they were worth every penny. If I had to complain about one thing, it would be that the leather sole can be a bit slippery. I may eventually take them to a cobbler to get them resoled with something grippy.
I LOVE these boots...they can be worn with skinny jeans or with boot-cut jeans and look great either way. Being 5'2" it is extremely difficult finding tall boots that fit right and these are perfect! A little stiff at first, but after wearing them twice they had starting 'breaking in' and now they are just yummy and super comfortable.
Best boots ever!
These boots are great! I have gotten so many compliments. At first the leather was a little stiff, but after a day of wearing them they are perfect. Wore them 6 hours straight the first day, never hurt my feet. Love them!