Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review: Simple Brrlin Boot

Thank you to the commenter who suggested I try Simple's Brrlin boot! I recently retired my only pair of casual, “daily-wear” knee-high boots after they I pretty much wore them down to their metaphorical bone. I got the Simple boots in the mail yesterday and am thrilled! The rear buckle allowed me to adjust the boot snugly to my 12” calf and I think it could certainly work for smaller calves as well, but may have a little bit of gaping in the back. I like that the entire shaft is narrow so there isn't too much of a difference between the width at the top and at the ankles. The upper is thin suede and so perhaps it could stretch with a lot of wear? I'm not sure so others who own the boot will have to weigh in. The suede is soft and malleable, so I can roll the boots up and tuck them into my big purse. This will come in handy in the winter, since I usually use a comfy pair of shoes for walking and change into heels or heeled boots when I actually get to where I’m going (e.g., work, dinner).


Fit & function–
I am usually between a 6-6.5 and selected the latter because quite a few reviewers said the boot ran small. The fit is comfortable, although I’m not completely convinced that I couldn’t fit into a size 6. The 6.5 is a little loose so my foot slides a bit when I walk, but it will be fine with thick socks. If it annoys me, I’ll put in an insert. I guess it’s better than being too tight. As you can see in the picture above, the top of the shaft hit several inches below my knee. Despite being a slouchy boot, it stayed up nicely when I wore it today, probably because the buckle keeps the fit snug. The boots are very comfortable but seem to have little to no arch support if that’s something that matters to you.


Ordering tips– These boots seem to be available on a bunch of sites including Endless,
 Shoes.com, and Planet Shoes (get 20% off for a limited time with code extra20). The grey and chocolate are on sale at Zappos and Amazon, and I chose Zappos because of their free shipping/returns and frankly, their awesome customer service. Amazon also lists a bunch of other retailers who are selling the boots. 

6 comments:

  1. I am thinking of getting a pair of these after lots of looking (since they are last year boots)... Did these last and were you satisfied with these boots? I think they look like great everyday "snuggle" boots.

    Thanks!

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  2. Sorry. I know this is an old post!

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    1. I'm sorry I missed your question! I love the Simple Brrlin boots. They are great snuggly boots and great for walking too. If they're reissued this year, I'd definitely recommend them. I ended up buying both, black and grey pairs.

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  3. These boots have been reissued and are on sale in 3 different colors. I purchased them in black last year and they adjust to fit my 12.5 in calves. Glad to see more of them!

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    1. Thanks for the info! If you could keep us posted on what sites you find the boots, that would be super helpful. I haven't been able to find them fully stocked just yet.

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  4. Do you know where you can get these boors now? Didn't see them on any of the sites :(

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