|Banana Republic Vita Zip boots, wearing size 7.5|
Yesterday I returned the Vitah Zip boots that I ordered from Banana Republic a little over a month ago. I really hope I don't regret my decision because they seem really supple and well made. I liked the rounded toe box, they didn't have too much bunching at the ankles and they seemed comfortable (not stiff in the ankles) when I wore them around the house on the carpeted floors. Unfortunately I never reached for them within the month I held onto them because couldn't figure out how to commute in them. I almost always prefer to commute in flats when taking public transportation so that I don't trip over my own feet, fall down the stairs if someone accidentally shoves me or for peace of mind when walking along slippery/icy winter pavements.
Anyway, without further ado, here are the measurements:
14 1/2" outer circumference
13 1/2" shaft height
4 1/8" heel (there is a covered platform making them feel more like 3 1/2")
With skinny jeans on my calves measure 13.5" so there was still a tiny gap around my calves. These boots are one of the closest fits to my calves for leather boots aside from my trusty Cole Haan Sierra Air tall boots. They're similar to a pair that I tried on at Bally last year (without the zipper detail) but for a fraction of the price. They're regularly $225 but currently 40% off this weekend. I typically wear size 7 in Banana's flats but I went up half a size for comfort for these boots. If you have narrow feet then these will probably fit you true to size.
Here are some more pictures for reference. They're currently sold out online but you maybe able to call your local store to see if they have it in stock. The online item number is 686975002 but the in store item number on the return receipt is 915246.