Sunday, October 6, 2013

Review: Aldo Floria

A good flat boot that works for slim calves is a very difficult find. The last one that worked well for me was the Simple Brrlin boot, and I bought two pairs. I'm happy to say that Aldo's Floria boot may also be a pretty good option. The boots come with a built-in knit sock "collar," so although the outer circumference is around 13.5", the inner sock wrapped around my 12" calves nicely. At 15" in length, the boots fell comfortably below my knee. The leather is a soft, slouchy suede and although the arch support seems minimal, I think they'll be decently comfortable for walking. One thing that confused me was that the boots arrived with the zipper sewn shut. Since I wasn't sure if I'd keep the boots and since I could pull them over my slim calf (even with jeans) pretty easily, I didn't try to break the thread and unzip the boots. I just assumed this would be possible, since the descriptions of the boots say it has a pull tab zipper. However, one reviewer on Zappos said she wasn't able to unzip the boots. I'm not sure I believe that the zipper is non-functional, but if any of you have experience with it, feel free to chime in. 

I ordered a size 6 (black) and the sizing felt right. I'm really looking for flat / riding boots that I can wear with skirts and I'm not sure how I'd feel about wearing these with skirts because of their slouchy-ness. However, I do think these are a nice, slightly dressier option than my Simple boots so I'm still considering keeping them. Aldo Floria are available at Zappos, Amazon, Aldo, and Asos

With jeans
 With leggings

Happy shopping,
Little Contessa


  1. Thanks for the review! I recently came across a pair of Rocket Dog boots I've had for about 10 years and realized they are a great (snug) fit on my 12.5 inch calves. Doesn't look like they make the exact same pair now but I will definitely keep my eye on that brand again. They are casual, of course, and like this pair but taller:

    Would love to hear others experience with this brand. :-)

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I rarely try on Rocket Dog but will keep an eye out for them now. I hope one day narrow calf boots will be common enough that we don't have to keep them for 10 years! I have a pair that's going on 6 years...