Rated 1 out of 5 by MSBarb from So disappointed I’m so disappointed with these boots. I bought a previous version of Blondo boots about 15 years ago. The leather was supple and the lining was thick, cushioned and cozy. I wore them the next day for my 40 minute walk to work. (Since I live in Calgary Alberta, there are a lot of days to walk in boots!!) It was like walking in comfy slippers, but with nice soft rubber soles that gripped the slippery sidewalk – PERFECT. After 15 years, I’d worn through the sole and had a hole in the heal. I was thrilled to find the “next version” of my boot on this website! Naturalizer is my go-to for comfy footwear, so I happily ordered my replacement boots. (I’ll try to upload a picture showing one of each.) Well, I’ve got them. I’ll take their word that it is leather, but it seems like vinyl or plastic, nowhere near the nice supple leather on my old pair. Sadly, the lining is much thinner,with less cushion, and the zippers are bulky and 2 get stuck. I walked to work (40 minutes) yesterday and ended up with blisters that broke, so I had blood-soaked socks. You can imagine my joy at putting them back on to wear them on my 40-minute walk back home at the end of the work day (ouch!). So now I figure I’ll wear my old ones – with the holes in the heal - on dry days and just hope the skin grows back on my feet before I have to wear the new ones in wet, slushy, snowy weather! I’m sure they’d be fine to walk from your house to your car, or to wait at a bus stop, but do not buy them to actually walk in them!
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by T328 from Good quality boot I purchased this pair of boot specifically for Toronto winter. It’s got a nice style yet quality is not compromised. My only complain was I have wide feet so I got this in a 6 wide but it was too big. After wearing it 2 days in a row, I got blisters and sore baby toes because there was too much room causing my feet to slide around and create fiction. The boot has good traction against snow and ice but be careful with slush as it does get slippery.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by DikuMik from Great choice ! What a nice surprise this purchase was ! I was hoping for a warm, waterproof ankle boot easy to slip into and dressy enough to be worn on a night out. I was not only satisfied, this purchase surpassed all expectations ! Best feature: Zippers on both sides of the ankle makes it super easy to slip on and off. I LOVE IT !
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by ems73 from Blondo Silas boots Very comfortable, warm and practical. Love the two zippers on each boot for easy on/off, and great style too.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolB from Very comfortable I was looking for a comfortable boot because I've been experiencing heel pain. The heel on these is perfectly supported, so that when walking on pavement or in the mall, I no longer feel my heel pounding on the ground. They are very warm too, the weather has been -16 C and no problem. I ordered wide width, and they fit as expected. The double zipper makes them easy on and off.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Renn from Just one Problem I really like these boots, can I say they are in fact too warm, not with the chill that has covered Canada much of this winter. My one and only issue with these boots is that there is some sloppiness to the inside finish at the bottom of the zipper. It is constantly catching on my socks when I take them off as there is a bit of an unfinished edge inside there. Other than that they have been warm, comfortable and did I mention warm - exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fornow from Not a Perfect Fit I ordered a wider fit but still feels like regular width to me
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Krysia from Great fit These winter boots are terrific...no breaking in period, very comfortable and easy to clean. I highly recommend them for ladies needing a wider toe box.
Date published: 2017-12-30