They came in Friday and Friday night I hauled my daughter down to the mall and tried them on. I took a pair of the socks I wear in winter. They are a bit thick.

I usually wear a 9 or 9.5 to accommodate a wide foot.
I could not get my foot down into the foot bed with a 9.
With a 9.5 they were tight across the top of my foot and there was no room in the calf at all for pants.
So, with a 10, I could stick a finger between the boot and my leg in the calf, but my heel would not stay put inside the boot. (I have this problem a lot.) I don't know if you can tell from the pics--but they came up right to the bottom of my kneecap.

But, most of all, the tall boot was very hard to put on. It took a while. I was actually afraid that I would be embarrassed in the lunch room at work by the amount of effort (and various chairs and stools needed) to help me get into these. As well, I need footwear I can put on quickly as I need to run and catch a bus after my shifts.

Who am I kidding? I am heartbroken.

Unfortunately, the store did not have the short version of the Brujas.

I did buy a different pair. These are the bruja2, apparently. They are black with chocolate brown straps and they have the same problem with being tight in the foot area that comes before the toes. (Does that have a name?) However, the salesperson assured me that they would stretch with wearing--or I could take them to a cobbler to have them stretched.

We'll see how these do. If they do get less painful, I will consider asking the store to bring in the shorter bruja1's --in taupe. But I think I may like these more--the top cuff of the bruja1's doesn't look right to me.

So, what do you think of these new boots?

I currently have one winter coat in black and I am looking for another.

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