Review: Steven by Steve Madden ‘Intyce’ Boot

Steven by Steve Madden ‘Intyce’ Boot @Piperlime
Original Retail Price = $129
Purchase Price = $96.75

Boots are the hardest type of footwear for me to shop for.  I have very muscular calves and the circumference of most boot shafts is generally not accommodating to those of us with athletic (or perhaps just bigger) legs.  I took a chance on these boots when I saw that the circumference was approx. 15″ and that many of the reviewers said they are too loose for those with skinny legs.

I’ve worn these boots twice now and I have a feeling they are going to become my go-to boots for the winter season.  They’re easy to get on and off, not too narrow for my wide feet, and the quality of the leather is pretty decent in my opinion (some reviewers disagreed).  I love the slight wedge and have been looking for a boot like this ever since I first saw this boot a year or two ago.  A pretty decent look for less, right?  The only downside is that I can’t wear my skinny jeans under the boots.  There just isn’t enough room for that but they look great with tights and leggings.  A pair of jeggings might work but I don’t think that’s a purchase I’ll be making anytime soon.  I tried on a pair just for fun a couple of months ago and, well, let’s just say they were not at all flattering on my body type.

I ordered the boots from one of my favorite shoe websites, Piperlime.  You just can’t beat the websites that offer free shipping AND free returns.  I actually ended up ordering this same pair twice.  For the first order, I used a coupon code for 10% Tuesdays since I am a GAP cardholder but a couple of weeks later there was a new promotion for 25% off boots which would have saved me another $20 or so.  Since I hadn’t yet worn the first pair (and I couldn’t get a simple price adjustment), I sent them back and reordered the same pair a second time.  Luckily, they still had my size in stock!

What are some of your favorite boot styles for this fall/winter??  Post your comments below!  : )