BareTraps Paramount Tall Shaft Boots
I have the same problem as Confusing. I didn't know that the wide related to the shaft only and I need the wide foot bed but definitely not a wide calf. My first pair of boots so I am very disappointed.
Half & Half
Loved everything about the appearance of this boot in two tone, but! Ordered 11W. Perfect fit from ankle bone to toes. Above that? HUGE! I can fit my entire hand inside the boot with room to spare. And they make a cheap "flapping" noise against my legs because they're so enormous in the calf! No one said the calf was wide, only foot bed. I feel stupid wearing them. Someone should have said "wide" meant foot bed AND calf! I feel like a swashbuckler in these gigantic boots, & I'm 6 feet tall! Back they go. Another s & h down the drain! I HATE losing money having been ill-informed! Not fair!
beautiful boot but waaaaay to wide in calf
This is a good looking, inexpensive boot. I actually ordered up 1/2 size and wide. Wow - fits loose in foot (probably ok with sock or tights)but they were so big in calf that they would not stay up!. Going down a full size would not remedy the situations. Disappointed, but If you have athletic calves - this is a great choice!.
Got as a gift
My grand daughter loves them. This is her second pair.
Wide Measurement A Little Off
I love Bare Traps an own another pair from QVC with a 19" calf that finally broke (heel separated from sole of boot) after two years of regular wear. So when I saw these came in wide, I went for them. I remeasured my calf because these are only 18". My calf at its widest point is 17-17.5" so I thought I'd be okay. They came today and I was wearing very thin leggings. I zipped them up and they are TIGHT! Even the little extra gusset doesn't help. My solution? I'll just scrunch them down a bit so the zipper can come all the way up comfortably. I know these aren't designed to be scrunched but thankfully, that trend is still in. I would say if you're right at the cusp of 18", consider the other style that comes in 19" (Bare Traps Sheridan in Auburn - A226979). I couldn't get them because my size was sold out. But these will suffice. In terms of design, I love the medallion & steel toe cap. The brush brown color is a great neutral that works with black or brown clothes. I agree with other reviewers the toe box didn't feel very wide for a "wide" boot but my personal issue is my calf size, not my foot size. Of course they're not the quality of a leather boot but that's why I buy Bare Traps - so I know they look good but I don't feel guilty wearing them all the time and being rough on my boots. They definitely last! I would recommend, just give yourself a little leeway on the calf measurement.
These are great everyday boots-- great price for cute, wearable footwear. I ordered both the brown and the brown/black versions after watching an on-air presentation and watching the on-line video, and neither of these made clear that the "wide" sizing pertains only to the shaft circumference-- not the foot itself. Unfortunately, I need just the opposite. I need a wide foot but regular size shaft. This has been an expensive lesson for both QVC and myself.
Bare Traps have some of the best fitting boots, I have wide feet and calfs and I always get the best fit in their boots and these are the same. LOVE THEM!!!
Bought these boots because of the style and because they were not "real" leather and I could wear them in the rain and snow and not hurt the quality of the material. These boots are awesome that I don't want to mess them up. Well its raining today in Virginia and I decided to wear them to work. First, if I didn't know, I wouldn't be able to tell these were not real leather. The style, and details of these boots are wonderful. I received the brown/black. I love the medal logo along with the sole and heel. The boots look like they are high fashion boots. The wear is so comfortable. I can't believe I paid less than $70 for them. I have narrow feet and wore them with a sock with no problems my feet don't wiggle around in them. So they may be snug on wider foot. I would definitely purchase them again. Thanks Leah, QVC and Bare Traps. This is definitely a good investment.
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I viewed these boots a number of times before I finally ordered the black/brown combo. They are very nice detailed boots with a great heel height. I ordered my regular 8 wide. They fit great in the calves but the foot bed and toe box are very tight for a wide boot. I will try them with tights or trouser socks to see if that makes a difference. But I doubt if there will be a lot of give as they are not leather boots. If they stay tight I will have to send them back as they really pinch your toes....too bad as they really do look nice.
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Thank you for making a wide calf I have never been able to wear tall boots before, these are great and fit great. Wore them yesterday and got alot of compliments. Thanks again.
I love these boots and they were true to my size. They look great one and the emblem on the side add 's that little great accent style to them and also the heel being a different color is great as well. They look stylish and love them. Would recommend them