They're here!!! I ordered these around 11pm on 9/13 and they arrived Thursday afternoon. Usually when I order from DMUSA items arrive within 2 days, 3 max, but I think these are well worth the wait. Now when I wear them it'll officially be autumn!
I never get tired of seeing their tissue paper
They look very oval because the cardboard shapers are inside. Take 'em out and they're normal.
I'm in love.
slightly blurry but it's kinda hard to get a picture without falling over
4" heel, very reasonable.
great sole, as usual.
Part of me was really hoping there would not be a zipper on the inside of the boots, because I kinda feel like that's cheating. But the zipper means I'll be able to get them on and off quickly, so I'll wear them more often. Besides, I've got several pairs of 20 eye Docs that are lace up, although none with a heel. These are gonna look great with slightly longer autumn skirts.
They're typical Docs, a little stiff since they're new, but all my other pairs lost that stiffness quick enough. My older Docs (UK made ones) are all UK5 / US7, but the newer ones that are not made in the UK I order a UK6 / US8. The extra bit of room means I don't need band aids on my heels for the first couple of wearings. These feel pretty comfy now, although I'm not quite used to the thin heel.
The calf part is fine for me, but I've never had an issue with boots being tight around my calves. I suppose if they were tight, loosening the laces would give you a bit more room, but I'm not sure how much. If they calf part was too big, not much you'd be able to do except wear some thick cotton cable type tights. But I know this is an issue for some ladies, so I thought I'd mention it.
They're $250, and available in both black and oxblood. I was lucky enough to get them using a coupon code so I snagged them for $200, free shipping. The code was only valid for 2 days so I had to jump on the offer, even though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend. I figure my wedding anniversary is coming up in November so I can tell hubby that he bought these for me ;) I really do love them even though they've only been here a few hours. I'll get a ton of use out of them, so they're really worth the price in the end.
I like to keep boot shapers in my boots to prevent them from bending or falling over. They're plastic, $10, and you can get them at Target.com or search online.
Thanks for looking!