The Hightower Boot from Madewell
A few weeks back I wrote a post about a 30% off code Madewell.com was offering. And one of the products I included in the post was the Italian made Hightower boots that, with the discount, ended up costing right around $60 pre shipping. They were final sale, which did cause some anxiety, but I loved the way they looked, so took the risk and purchase a pair. I’m happy to report that I love these boots!
But why are they marked down from $298 to $89 (current price without a sale)? We’ll get to that, but first let’s go over some of the features of the boot. Buttery soft suede outside and a soft leather lining inside comprise the boot itself. The deconstructed boot is so soft that I could easily roll it down to show the Made In Italy mark. The boot sits atop a crepe sole, that seems to be stitched on. If that is the case, you can actually have the sole replaced if it ever came to that. If it’s not stitched, they did a heck of a job gluing the sole on. There is not a drop to be seen. And to top it all off, the boots are extremely comfortable.
So what’s the deal with the price? Here is my theory. First off, the boots are deconstructed, without a zipper, so you just pull them on as you would rainboots. The calf part of the boot fits like a glove on my right calf, with not a ton of room to spare. Left isf a bit more loose since it’s my non-dominant leg. No problem for tights, and I’m sure I could get them over skinny jeans. But if your calf is any bigger than 13 inches in circumference, these boots will be a pretty snug fit on your calf, and quite possibly too tight. That is the only “problem” I can find with these boots, granted I haven’t worn them much yet. These beautiful, quality boots are truly a steal for the price they are marked down to, and an insane deal if you can get them on further discount.
I highly recommend these boots. They’re on trend for the season, with a slight moccasin feel due to the structure and stitching. If you have slender to regular calves, don’t be afraid to dive in and buy a pair. I don’t think you’ll regret it.