How long are you going to look?
If you're at the point of reading the reviews of these boots (maybe the second or third time?), you already know they're gorgeous and you want them. . .so maybe the price tag is giving you pause (it did for me as I don't usually splurge on myself to this degree) or it's the reviews that talk about the "tight" fit in the ankle and calf areas. I checked these boots out for a couple of months-- both on this site and others. I realized early on there were a lot of color variations out there. So that's the first thing to confirm --the ones I got are Belinda-Black (as opposed to the black/beige finish). They arrived a "faded/ distressed" black--more a dark gray. I "fixed" that with Leather Honey conditioner, and would highly recommend it as it provides moisturize and waterproofs your investment. These boots are "an investment", at least for me. I own several pairs of boots-- Lucchese mostly in various skins-- but these are the "priciest" to date. Are they worth it? That's a personal decision, but I'd answer "yes" if asked! The workmanship is beautiful! These boots have already become my favorites! They are a tall boot (unlike my others which hit mid calf), hit right below the knee. and they're "fitted" but not tight. If asked, I'd say I have "athletic" calves-- and I had no problem getting these on. So, if you're considering the wide calf version because other reviewers have made you nervous (too), you may want to just go with the regular fit if your legs are proportional. I was a bit nervous about the "true to size" fit reviews-- I teeter between a 9.5 and 10. After reading the info posted on the Old Gringo site, I went with the 10s. I think the 9.5 probably would have been fine too, maybe a little snug to start, but the 10s were fine for me and allowed for all day comfortable wear right out of the box. I was wearing them yesterday with my favorite skinny jeans, a black turtleneck and a shiny-bauble necklace. My 30-something daughter suggested I lose the necklace, because it detracted from the impact of the boots! She summed it up pretty well when she said, "they're a bad-ass, sexy stand-alone item-- don't confuse or distract the eyes by wearing the necklace!" I don't think you'll be disappointed if you hit BUY NOW!!