"I ordered these in brown and impatiently waited the 7 business days for FedEx to deliver these beauties to me! They looked SO cute online and seemed like the perfect boot to dress up or down depending on the occasion. Exactly the type of boot I've been on the hunt for....
However, upon their arrival my excitement and joy was short-lived. They looked great as I tore them out of the box (darker than I expected, still very cute in my opinion). But, when I tried them on they were a tad bit tight in the feet and loose in the calves. Dangit. I am a true size 7.5, with my feet being on the narrower side and calves pretty average. But whatever, they're leather and leather stretches out very nicely after a bit of grinning and baring the pain of breaking in a pair of fresh new leather shoes, a half size bigger would have been too big. And the calves weren't overly big and "slouchy."
It gets worse. I decide might as well start breaking them in now, pull both of them on and start prancing around my living room....the leather is a bit stiff and feels kind of cheap, but what is that AWFUL sound?!? Sounds like I'm stepping on heaps of fallen leaves. Every bend of the ankle produces this wretched "crunching" sound as the stiff leather buckles in on itself. I walk around for a good 10 minutes and my feet are sore from the tight/stiff leather and the boots are still making that terrible sound with every step. I even debated applying some mink oil to the boots to soften the leather, but I don't think that would have helped with the sound.
I really wanted to like these, but the cons outweighed the pros this time. I don't think Coconuts did very good quality control and for the price I think they could've done a better job. My Chinese Laundry leather boots were $50 cheaper and feel 10 times more comfortable and the quality is WAY better. Please save yourself the hassle and don't order these, such a sad disappointment."