As I continue to add to my BOOTS vs. booties capsule (duh, I think I finally understand the difference!) I was pleased to receive today for review the Elodie Summit in pewter.
Apologies for the abysmal light and photos -- such is winter.
However, I can tell you verbally that they are a delightful boot!
Not styled -- I put on my burgundy Dres because they are cropped, allowing you to see a bit more.
They are a roomy 37 -- I have plenty of space for my plantar fasciitis insert in these. There is some space around my ankle (it is easy to get on and off, contra some reviews); yet despite this, it looks quite streamlined on the foot and ankle, for a boot.
(My feet and ankles, by the way, are what I would call "medium" volume. I have a high arch and instep but my foot is not at all broad or fleshy; my heels are very narrow and my forefoot is a regular B width.)
They are extremely lightweight (important to someone who walks a lot) and "cushy" because of the platform. It raises me up off the ground (and the snow) quite nicely. There are treads (not lugs) so it is not great for true snow or ice, but should handle other disgusting weather very well. The addition of my PF insert increases the cushioning effect. There is also a lightly padded footbed -- not a lot of padding but more than a Blundstone.
They have a chisel toe, so they are more refined in person that I imagined from the stock photo.
The pewter is darker in person than in the stock photo, more a metallic charcoal tone. But still noticeably metallic.
They are comfortable, albeit a bit on the loose side for me. I might need a thicker sock.
They are not waterproof (although the sole is). I sprayed them. They'll be fine in light rain and in low puddles but not in a true downpour or deep water.
They cost me an arm and a leg so I hope I enjoy them. I got them on a great sale...but the duty/ taxes amounted to $61!!! Sheesh!!!
Still, if they work as I suspect they will work, they are going to be worth it. A fantastic Blundstone substitute/ upgrade for me. Not good for true snow, obviously -- but excellent in other kinds of yucky conditions, good to walk in, yet interesting enough to feel like part of an outfit rather than pure gear.
Yay Angie for her metallic boot purchase that put me on the hunt!
PS my magpie gene is not completely satisfied and I still have space for more silver footwear. :)