ECCO is one of those brands, but its wonderful Sullivan Buckle style may just have overturned my impression of comfort boots as stodgy, floppy things without much pizzazz. This is a super versatile boot made from high-quality leather that shines softly and is flexible but not flimsy, smooth and sleek but not delicate. These boots were made for walking, indeed....and they'll walk with style wherever you want, from the office to a night out to the outdoor pleasures of a streetfest or farmer's market.
|When you tighten, the extra leather is hidden inside the boot|
The Sullivan Buckle measures in at 14" midcalf circumference, but with an extra hole, I think you could get it down to a teeny 12.5". Up at the opening, it's 15 but could go down to 14 with the extra hole. Unfortunately the ankle, at 11", isn't going to change, but because of the leather quality and design, I don't think it looks too sloppy around my 8ish-inch ankles -- do you?
|Small, well-hidden goring|
I see now why my guy has been a fan of this brand for years. I'm a convert!
Calf slimness: ***/5 with existing strap holes at smallest settings; ****/5 with an additional hole punched
In black and a pretty dark-brown "mink" shade.
Find it at:
Amazon (30 to 70% off as of mid July '15)