Isaac Mizrahi Live! Gored Leather Riding Boots with Buckle
I was hoping these boots were the one, but they weren't. I needed the wide calf size, but they weren't available in my size. I took a chance to see if they fit since the back of the boot has a stretch material. Returning. I got the Bare Traps TSV, they are a good fit.
I ordered this boot in Grey -- the color is AMAZING and I have received many compliments. They were out of my normal size 7 so I opted for a 6 1/2 (which normally in a boot is still a good fit). Well the "shoe" part of this boot is so narrow it's a bit painful. I am keeping the boots and hoping the leather will stretch out a bit. My advice is if your size is sold out, I would maybe go up (not down) a 1/2 size.
Other than that the boot is great and the leather is a good quality. I love Isaac's boots !!
LOVE these boots!!!!!
When I saw these boots, I had to have them! I was nervous about the height of them after reading other reviews from people that are on the shorter side, stating that they were too tall. I can report that I am 5'1" and they look great! I get so many compliments. I really wanted the Saddle color but were sold out so I got black which go with everything!!!! Love them!
Very narrow foot bed
this boot has a very narrow foot bed making it impossible to wear any socks with it. I purchased a size 8 however I needed a wide width which is unusual for me because I don't have wide feet!
Whoever is making boots for Isaac is not doing him any favors.... The fit is always uncomfortable, they hit the side of my foot strangly, actually hurt...I have never had this problem except with his shoes....lovely to look at but they make your foot pronate inward, so strange.... Nice styling, poor fit, I ordered a black pare from him and a brown pare from Bare Taps, the Bare traps are comfortable and just as attractive as Isaacs... I ordered a second pare in black on wait list... I'm not doing this to hurt Issac, but to let him know his shoe manufacturer needs to be reevaluated, I' m actually trying to do him a favor. He is a loved and valued designer.... This is hurting his reputation, I had to send the pare I bought from him back today... Perhaps he could check into the problem...
These are great but,,,,
Unfortunately, I need a wider calf . I just love these boots, they are stylish, made well but sadly I have to return. I ordered the black just beautiful but need a wide in shoe and calf.
please make 2" shorter shaft for petites!GreatBoot
I did not want to let go of this boot, but the shaft is a bit too tall for me since I'm 5'3". The boot is beautiful & the elatisicized goring in the back makes it so comfortable since it moves with you & is not restricting. I'm so sad to send it back but it sits too high on my shorter legs & hits right on my knee which feels awkward . Isaac please make this boot with the shaft just a smidge shorter. Just 1-1\2" or 2" shorter shaft would be great for us shorter gals. Love this boot! ( I bought the midshaft boot which is lovely, but it's not the same look as a riding boot)
Love These Boots!
These are great boots if you need extra calf room or are on your feet all day. I forget I'm wearing them! I have a narrow foot and high instep but one calf is larger than the other and I find them very comfortable. I'm from Texas and rode Hunters and jumpers so I'm intimately familiar with both western and English riding boots. These, I will say, are as comfortable as any of my custom made boots! I bought two pairs in my regular size.
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I was so excited to get these but sent them back. I am 5 feet and the shaft of this boot is too long and hits me on my knee cap which just looks strange. The quality of the boot is great looking but there is no cushioning in the sole, and I am all about comfort, also the vamp felt very ridged and stiff.
I was very hesitant to order boots this expensive, but I'm SO happy! I bought the saddle color last year and they still look new after a harsh winter in WI. I ordered the black pair this year, because I can't imagine finding such an awesome boot. They even fit my friend with thick thighs who can't find boots... I LOVE THEM.
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Just received my boots, and they are perfect! True to size, comfortable, and plenty of room for my calves. This style will be timeless and great for years to come. The hardware is not overpowering, but just enough to add a touch of elegance to make these the classic riding boots they should be. Very happy with the purchase and would recommend these to those looking for a great boot! Thanx again Isaac-wonderful design and craftsmanship.
Not bad, not great
These are pretty boots, and one that I've seen with a gored shaft that doesn't look obvious or hideous. These don't have as much give as I might have liked (my calves are about 16" around) and the lighter brown color isn't as rich as I might like, but might be able to correct this slightly with polish. I agree these run slightly narrow. Not sure if I like the shape of the toe box; just a little too rounded/fat. I think in general IM brings a great combination of design, quality and value but I would have to say with these, you might want to shop around a bit first if you are looking for a classic tall equestrian boot for a wider calf. I think this would be a better purchase for someone with an average calf that wants a comfortable fit and sleek look regardless of legwear (leggings, tights jeans...). These shape nicely to the leg if that that is the look you want.