Rated 4 out of 5 by erog Very chic
The styling of this boot is beautiful. The wine color is gorgeous and the shape and height of the boots is sleek. I had my eyes on these for a long time.
The boots run large- I normally wear an 8.5 or 9, and the Size 8 fits me.
My only criticism is the comfort factor. Like other reviewers said, the top of the boots will dig into your shins unless you tuck in pants. Not for walking around all day.
I can't comment on how they hold up over time because these are new shoes.
April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by theplaintiff The top of the boot though..
Love how streamlined and minimalist this boot is -- and it makes my legs look like they go for miles! It is hard to sit down or climb stairs without the top of the boot digging into your ankle, and gets uncomfortable after a full day's wear. Still, a lovely shoe!
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tara11c the hadley bootie
i'm still undecided on these boots. i find that they're cluckier than i was expecting - that's my personal taste. other than that they're well made, nice leather and sole.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hil49 Fantastic shoe
With the exception that the top of the boot may dig into your legs, this boot is my favorite new fall piece. It's so chic and the sole is extremely comfortable. I'm hoping with a few more wears the leather will soften at the top. Overall, an excellent shoe.
October 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MAMV Marjorly distressed leather doesn't make the shoe look as polished
This boot is beautiful. However, when I received mine the leather was distressed and there were obvious stretch marks in the leather so much that the leather didn't look solid black. I also have narrow feet and even these boots felt painful on. Was considering ordering a half size up but with the quality of the boots I originally received I was a little put off given the price I paid for them. Unfortunately had to return.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by missBB beautiful but poor fit
This is a gorgeous looking color and boot. The leather, lining and overall material is of good quality. Love that it's made in Italy.
Unfortunately the size 8.5 a little too long - does not support the arch of my foot. Also the front upper opening comes too high and the material is very stiff so it jabs into the front top of my ankle. Creates some discomfort when walking or sitting on a lower chair with ankles slightly more bent. Hopefully it'll soften up when broken in? It's an expensive shoe so I was expecting a little more... If comfort was better, it would be 100% great value.
October 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by honestbee The Hadley Boot
Review on size 6.
Appearance: These boots are beautiful! I hoped these boots were more of a burgundy color as shown online. More of a shiny brown.
Quality: Overall quality is excellent. Heel, zipper. The leather creased quickly on top of foot and in the back where the two pieces of leather were stitched, the color was fading.
Comfort: I'm going to agree with other reviewers about the comfort level. The worst part is the ankle area. They cut into the ankles and driving and walking down stairs was very uncomfortable.
I returned since the leather was fading in the back. The discomfort I could overcome since I wasn't wearing these daily.
March 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Deana Leather is too stiff!
This boot is gorgeous - I loved the way it looked on but it had to go back. The leather is so stiff that it actually hurt my ankles through socks.
November 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mcdelia BRUISES ANKLES
The top rim of these shoes digs into your ankle/front of leg as you bend your foot. Driving and climbing stairs becomes extremely painful. After wearing these to work for 7 hours, I had BRUISES, INDENTATIONS, & SWELLING on both ankles (and I have a desk job and skinny ankles). Too bad, because these look awesome, and no one else makes any cordovan booties, so they are irreplaceable. :(
January 8, 2014