CARLOS By Carlos Santana Glinda Reviewed for Style

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CARLOS by Carlos Santana’s Glinda is a smooth pair of sweater boots! It offers a stacked heel and lace-up silhouette that is a must-have for stylish ladies looking for hot new fall and winter wear. These boots are a great choice for chilly weather thanks to their mid-calf shaft that protects the lower leg from harsh elements. Glinda’s rounded toe and textile upper material make this a sultry pair that will have you looking hot while you’re out and about. Synthetic lining ensures you’ll as comfortable as can be and will keep you nice and toasty without causing your feet to feel hot and sweaty. This boot is versatile enough to wear for almost any occasion like shopping, running errands, or even hiking through nature! A rugged lug outsole offers superior tread so you can go ahead and walk on any terrain you choose without having to worry about slips or falls. Stylish ladies will love rocking out in a pair of these boots that are as smoking hot as the sound of the guitar, played by Carlos Santana.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • 5.5" Shaft
  • 2.5" Stacked Heel
  • Faux-Leather Upper
  • Synthetic Outsole
  • Adaptable Design
Cons
  • Narrow Toe
  • Limited Colorways
Style

Style

This trending pair is a must for ladies who enjoy looking their best! This boot is best suited for fall and winter wear due to its heavier materials and darker colorways. The Glinda boasts a 2.5-inch stacked heel and 5.5-inch shaft that sits nicely mid-way up the calf for a vixen-like vibe. Textile materials and synthetic lining help to make this a comforting pair of footwear and ensures that you’ll look and feel your best while you’re out and about. An inside zipper allows for easy on-off wearability while frontal laces add both security and personality to this boot!
Material

Material

The Glinda boot has a supple faux-leather upper unit that keeps you comfortable all day long. The material is excellent for wicking excess moisture away from the skin which helps to prevent a build-up of sweat and odor-causing bacteria for a healthier environment inside of the shoe. Its fabric cuff features a knit sweater design that’s super cute and helps to keep you warmer when the weather is chilly. These boots have a durable synthetic outsole that offers excellent traction and long-lasting wear which means you’ll get more enjoyment out of wearing them.
Heel

Heel

These cute boots have a 2.5-inch heel height which is a good choice for walking. Anything higher than this will start to make it more difficult to walk around in and can hurt your lower back. The higher the heel the more unnatural it is when you stride which is why it's always best to opt for a lower option. This height is just right so that it gives you the added lift you’re looking for without making it hard for you to move around. These boots are a great choice for walking, shopping, and socializing in thanks to their manageable heel that won’t slow you down or cause you any discomfort.

This pair offers a wider heel which makes for easier and more comfortable walking. When you wear a heel that’s too thin it can make each step more difficult and can cause you to have lower back pain, along with other issues like sore feet! A chunky heel is more natural when you step down so it won’t cause you as many issues and will always be easier to wear for long periods of time. Think of walking in wedges versus stilettos and how much better it is in the wedge. The same applies to a wide heel versus a thinner one.
Versatility

Versatility

This boot can be worn for all sorts of occasions thanks to its adaptable design. The great thing about this style is that the chunky heel lets you walk on terrain that’s less than perfect so you could even head out for a stroll through nature while wearing a pair of these. They’re stylish enough to wear out for dinner or to the movies and are perfect for wearing while you hit the mall for some shopping. A grippy sole lets you cruise on wet and slippery surfaces with ease so you won’t have to worry about slips or falls.
Shaft Height

Shaft Height

The Glinda offers a 5.5-inch shaft which means it will sit just under halfway up the calf. This is a great height for when the weather starts to get chilly because it provides extra coverage over your lower leg. It’s also a good choice if you need extra support at the ankle because the higher shaft covers the ankle bone and gives it more structure. Whereas, a lower shaft won’t properly support the ankle and can leave you more susceptible to sprains and other injuries.
Outsole

Outsole

The Glinda has a rugged lug pattern on the sole that helps to give this pair incredible tread! The sole itself is made from grippy synthetics that hold up well under tough wear and tear. Go ahead and wear these boots wherever you choose because they’re ready to take on whatever may come their way. These are a great example of versatile footwear because they’re able to be worn for casual-dress wear, or with jeans for a punk-rock aesthetic.
Comfort

Comfort

Most people find this option to be quite comfortable to wear. Individuals with wider feet may have a bit of trouble in the toe or midfoot, but for the most part, they’re an enjoyable ride. Glinda offers a cushioned insole that helps to absorb the shock of impact from every step and effectively reduces the aches and pains associated with walking for longer periods of time. Its wider heel allows for more natural movements and won’t cause you to be uncomfortable like skinnier heels would. The 2.5-inch heel height also helps you to walk easier than a higher pair would, so all around, this is quite a good choice for ladies who spend their time on the move.
Protection

Protection

These boots offer excellent protection from the elements, as well as, from the potential hazards we face walking around. Their faux-leather upper is good for keeping you warm when the weather is chilly but cause you to overheat or excessively sweat. The synthetic outsole offers excellent protection from the ground beneath you thanks to its thick tread and excellent durability. Its also waterproof so won't have to worry about uncomfortably wet feet when it's rainy.
Colorways

Colorways

While the Glinda does come in different colors, they’re mostly darker shades that don’t offer much in the way of excitement. You can choose between black, dark brown, and wine which are all best suited to autumn. Despite the mainly dark hues, these boots are more styled to the colder weather so they still manage to come off as being quite stylish. Try wearing them with a pair of dark blue denim skinnies, or a denim skirt for an edgier feel. This is an all-around great choice for both fall and winter, though it might be a little gloomy for the spring and summer months.
Fit

Fit

This pair tends to fit a little snug and many people find that they need to buy a half size larger than their actual size. It’s important that you never shoes which are too snug because it can cause all sorts of aches and pains. Shoes that are very tight tend to rub against your skin which leads to painful blisters and sore spots. It’s also vital that you have enough room in both the toe and heel because being cramped will start to get very hurtful after a bit of time. This boot tends to have room in the toe box but can be a little too snug in the midfoot which is why buying a half size may or may not help the situation. If you buy a shoe that’s too big in the toes but fits in the middle section it will still be uncomfortable and could even cause an accidental fall if you trip over your feet.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, the Glinda is a good choice of boots for wearers who like a versatile pair. It’s made well and will be able to withstand tough wear and tear while still looking stylish. The colors available make this pair an excellent choice for fall and winter months, as they’ll come off a little gloomy during the spring and summer.

The wider stacked heel makes walking a breeze and is much better than trying a pair of stilettos with a towering heel. Anyone who wants a little extra lift without the hassle of trying to walk with ease should consider these super-cute yet functional boots.

Take caution if you have wider feet because some people find them to be a little narrow in the toe and midfoot. But, if you have slender to normal shaped toes and feet go ahead and grab a pair! There are half-sizes available so those with a wider structure could try opting for a half-size larger than normal which should make up for the narrower shape.

Glinda’s faux-leather upper is a comfortable and easy-wearing option that delivers nicely during the colder fall and winter months. It will keep you warmer without causing excess sweating. This helps to prevent a build-up of odor-causing bacteria so you’ll feel fresher for longer.

All-in-all this is a great choice of footwear that is versatile enough to wear for semi-professional occasions and rugged enough to carry you while you're off hiking through nature.