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The Archive Boot
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The Archive Boot
The Archive Boot
The Archive Boot
Product Details
Just so timeless—a gorgeously straightforward, flat-heel style in the richest Italian leather. Please note: When you select your size, "H" equals a half size.
  • For the best fit, order a half size smaller than your usual size.
  • Hits above calf.
  • Italian leather upper.
  • 15 1/2" shaft height (based off size 7).
  • 14 1/4" shaft circumference (based off size 7).
  • 3/4" heel.
  • Leather lining.
  • Man-made sole.
  • Import.
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
*For complete details, see our Shipping Policy.

The Archive Boot

The Archive Boot is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this product! These boots are comfortable from the needing the wear them in. They are a classic look that wont go out of style - highly recommend them!
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality boot! After two years of drooling over this boot, I finally gave in and purchased it when Madewell had the 30% off sale. I actually purchased both this boot and the The Sidney boot in brown. I wasn't sure which would fit better. I preferred the sleeker look of the Sidney boot, but being only 5'3", I found that the Sidney boot was just a tad bit too tall so I stuck with the Archive. The quality of leather is amazing. Having 13" calves, I was worried that my legs would be swimming in these boots. However, they were not. They look great with a pair of skinny jeans and work with skirts and dresses too. I wear a 7.5 normally and sized down 1/2 a size as suggested and they fit perfectly. If you're contemplating, don't. Pull the trigger. You won't regret it.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 :)
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Love these boots. They are the perfect, simple riding boots I've been looking for.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-24
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