Rated 5 out of 5 by robin91 classic and durable
I've had these boots for two years and they're still in great shape. My main worry was that the leather would start to droop with time, but the boot shaft has maintained its shape and isn't slouchy. The leather is the best part about the boots - it's durable, soft, and the inside is nice too! These boots are also classic enough that they work season-to-season, so worth the price for years of wear.
Negatives: The sole of the boot has worn away more than once - I've had the soles replaced each year. Also, the arch support is basically non-existent, so I wear these with Birkenstock insoles so they're comfortable enough to wear on an everyday basis.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fifo44 Comfort &Quality
This is actually my second pair of Archive boots. I bought my first pair 5 years ago, worn them pretty much everyday & in all kinds of weather (rain, snow, you name it). They finally started to look like they needed replacement and after looking in different stores, I ended up going back to Madewell for the exact same pair.
They are very comfortable and they offer great support for your feet.. They tend to run a tiny bit large (I usually am a 10.5 but the 10 was perfect).
They are easy to take care of. A little bit of leather cream once in a while and you are good to go :)
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TinaMaha Amazing
Love these boots. They are the perfect, simple riding boots I've been looking for.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryH So glad I made the splurge!
Have been eyeing these for two years now and finally got a pair. I am normally an 8 1/2 or 9 but ordered an 8 and they fit perfectly. Easy to wear over skinny jeans (and I have normal-to-slim, not teeny tiny, calves) and just gorgeous. Get so many compliments on them!
November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjane23 Best boots I've ever owned.
I have had these boots for two years now and just bought a second pair in a darker brown. They can be dressed up or down, you can rough 'em up in the mountains on the weekends and take them out on the town for dinner after work. They are really the perfect boot. Great with skinnies and pencil skirts.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CEC13 Excellent!!
I bought this boot for my daughter a couple of years ago. She wore it down and asked for another pair she loved them so much.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrR2014 good quality leather, great for skinny calves
This is a great boot! For the first time in forever, I was able to find boots that fit my very skinny calves (less than 14 inches circumference). Good quality, sturdy leather. Unfortunately they weren't the sleek riding boot style I was looking for..when I put them on they are a little baggy around the ankle and have more a rugged, moto look to them. I was hoping I could wear them with dresses and skirts for work, but I don't think they look sleek enough to wear with dressy pencil skirts and such. I exchanged them for the Sidney boot. But still the Archive boots are great and if you are looking for a more casual boot I highly suggest these!!
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by M3m1 Fabulous Boot
I love this boot. Waited until they went on sale and sized half a size down, they fit perfect. Great boot to wear with skinny jeans or tights and a dress for fall or winter. They fit snug around your calves, but not too tight. Had problems with other boots leaving a huge gap around calves and just not looking right . These are perfect and classic, plan on buying in a second color.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by boo123 Fabulous!
I want to add my voice to the chorus of happy customers - this boot is beautiful! Yep, order down as Madewell suggests; it runs about a 1/2 size large. That being said, it's as comfortable as a pair of slippers from the get-go, the color (English Saddle) is rich and the leather is supple. It has a smaller shaft, which is what I needed; I have a small build (5'5" and 110) and it's slim and trim, though there's room for skinny jeans tucked in.
Classic style, great quality. I'm very glad I spent the money; I'll have these for a long time.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AngelaNYC Amazing Boots! You'll end up wearing them everyday!
I was on the site looking through the new collection...when i saw the ones that i was actually wearing, and it reminded me to write a review! I've always found the reviews helpful in making decisions so here goes:
- Size- I'm a true 7.5 and the 7.5 in this boot was perfect.
- Quality- amazing, I've had for about 2 years and they look even better as they age. You will need to get them resoled at one point, but its worth it. Actually.. i would recommend you taking them to a cobbler as soon as you buy them and get rubber soles put on them.
- Comfort- I find them to be pretty comfortable and i do hours of walking in NYC streets. But... they don't have much arch support, so if you need it, i would recommend Dr. Scholls gel inserts
- Price- It's fair given all plus's noted above, but if you can find them on sale.. NAB them.I got these for about $100 at the end of a season. I'm still kicking myself for not buying the black ones too!
Hope you get them and LOVE them as much as I do!
September 16, 2014