My beautiful boots showed up yesterday. Yes, mom, my "nazi" boots arrived (that's what she called them yesterday when asking if I'd gotten them yet), very PC, I know. They were sitting next to my front porch, hidden behind a flower planter. I was glad to see that the UPS guy had hidden them from view from the street. The neighborhood I live in isn't the best, and the idea of some little rapscallion stealing my dressage boots (something I doubt they'd appreciate) was freaking me out the whole drive home.
So, the question is - do they fit? The short answer is - sort of. They fit around my calf like a glove, the actual shoe portion fits my foot fine, they fit my ankle alright (I saw complaints that the ankle was too narrow, and so I was worried because I've always thought my ankles were borderline cankley), but they are talllllll.
I wore them around for about 2 hours yesterday (no riding, just walking and squatting). They softened up a lot in those 2 hours, which gives me hope that they will at some point in the future fit me height wise.
As you can see, the ankle is pretty narrow. Because of the tapered ankle I was told that they would likely not drop very much. The SmartPak lady told me to expect 1/2 an inch of drop. The Tredstep lady who wrote me back told me to expect anywhere from 1 - 1.5 inches. I'm hoping for an inch or so of drop. *fingers crossed*
Overall, I'm thrilled to pieces! They're beautiful and soft, though not wonderful smelling (I'll like them better when they smell like the sides of my pony); plus Shawn thinks I look sexy in them which is always a plus.