Dubarry Clare Boot
Beautiful boot - hard to get on and off
These boots are gorgeous, well made and stylish. Slim fitting, they don't look like the typical slouchy barn boots. My only complaint is that they are indeed hard to get on and off. No side zipper, I really have to pull hard, and truthfully, it hurts the bone on the top of my foot a bit. That said, once they are on they are the most comfortable boots I own. They are not tight across the top (where it hurts to pull them on) and have plenty of wiggle room. I normally wear a size 6.5 in structured shoes, and a 7 in athletic / running shoes. I ordered the 7 in the Clare boots and am glad I did. Any larger would have been too big once they were on. I am hoping that with time they will stretch a bit so that sliding them on and off becomes easier.
March 4, 2013
Undecided At This Point
I purchased the Dubarry Clare boots at the start of February. The first pair, in my regular size 7, was too small to accommodate lined jeans and heavy socks that I wear daily through winter while doing barn chores. Sent them back and got the 7.5. Better fit. They are breaking in quickly and are keeping my feet dry. Unfortunately, one boot, the right, fits like a glove and is extremely comfortable, while the left seems intent on gouging the back of my ankle. Have not quite figured out what the deal is, but it sure is annoying at this point and that's why I couldn't rate them excellent. For the price, I will make them work somehow, but it is disappointing that I'm experiencing any discomfort. I believe w/good care they should be very durable. This is my second pair of Dubarrys; the other pair I use only for street wear and an occasional walk through the woods, not the mud and muck the Clares are being exposed to. They are completely comfortable and holding up well in their second year.
March 1, 2013
Dubarry Clare boot
This boot slipped on as if were custom made for my calf. I had no issues, it was wide enough to also comfortably stuff my jeans in them and they were not tight fitting ones. Said to say, I was hoping the 10.5 size would be a little liberal since I normally were a size 11. However, it was not, so they were returned. I would purchase them in a size 11 if available.
February 1, 2013
Stylish and durable
These boots are great - durable yet stylish. I have worn them in rainy horse much and they look great again after being hosed down. I also purchased the Dubarry care products and treated the boots before wearing them. Not sure if that is necessary, but I thought they were so pretty, I wanted to be sure they would survive. So far so good. I am prone to cold hands and feet, and I have never felt cold in these boots. Highly recommend.
January 7, 2013
Dubarry Clare Boot
Wore them to work straight out of the box. i did go up one size so I could put in an insert to support my arch and that has worked great! They are super comfy and I love that i can wear them through the snow then with a skirt at work. I also purchased the cleaner trial pack which I am happy with, plus the chains and boot top liners which I have not tried, but look great.
December 30, 2012
I have one other pair of Dubarry's that I absolutely love and I've had them for a couple years. I knew I wanted another, especially cause my other pair are a tad too big, but the price was just too much. I finally gave in, and it was well worth it. Much cuter than the photo and they fit great. I'm 5'5" and they go right up to my knee and fit my petite calves great. Being that they are snug without zippers they are hard mostly to get off, basically like tall boots without zippers. But they're very comfortable, wearing in well and overall a smart purchase.
December 28, 2012