Gabriella Rocha Alexis - You'll be hot steppin' to style in these fabulous Gabriella Rocha® boots!
Designed to accommodate an extra wide calf.
Leather or suede upper.
Strap and hardware buckle detail.
Lightly cushioned footbed.
Smooth synthetic lining.
I ordered size 9 B(M). I have 17½" calfs and these zipped easily. As others have mentioned, the zipper does not go all the way up, which actually worked out well for me, however this makes the top of the boot generously wide at the top. This extra wide calf model also feels like the medium width is wider than normal. I could have easily worn very thick socks with no problem. The decorative buckle around the ankle is also adjustable, but I think even tightening it all the way, it would have appeared loose. As another reviewer mentioned, the back of the ankle is unusually tall. It feels like there is a metal bar riding about 3-4" up from the heel along the back of the boot. This makes walking in the boot feel somewhat strange.
I'm a bit annoyed. The sole popped off one of the heels after some light wear. I haven't owned these for more than a week and they already need to go to the repair shop. Otherwise these are good boots. I ordered the 9.5 in a W and they are pretty roomy. I was able to wear them with thick socks and a good pair of inserts without any tightness or pinching. I have 19-20 inch calves and the boots zipped with few problems at first and then none at all once I'd worn them for a bit. The bands around the top are a little tight. I will probably have it stretched when I take them in to fix the sole. They tend to creep down as I walk and need adjustment after a whole.
I have a wide calf; the boots fit very well. I can tuck in jeans without any problems. The style is on trend with other boots. I would like a flatter heel, but this is ok. The heel did come off, but I put it back on, so I am rating this purchase less than 5 stars!
Elisabeth J - customer at Zappos.com on 01/27/2014
I am returning these boots. The look was cheap and the shaft didn't look like real leather. Also, I could not zip them up. While the upper part of the shaft was okay, the lower portion near my ankles did not zip up. I did not like the zipper not going all the way up.