Naturalizer Jessie Review

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Naturalizer Jessie Review Review Facts

Riding boots are trendy among female equestrians. However, they are not designed only for riding. They have been part of the fashion world for decades now, and every woman should own a pair or two. If you are hunting for a stylish, yet comfortable pair of boots, it is time to get some riding-inspired designs for this fall/winter.

Almost all big name brands have introduced a series of equestrian-inspired models for women in their line of product. The “boot” market is awash with riding designs of all shapes, sizes, and style. This makes it hard to decide which one is most suitable for you.  The following review further describes in more detail the Naturalizer Jessie boot. Finally, a model that is wide in the foot but not in the calf, as some customers have reported. This design is sleek and stylish and has better value than most lookalikes on the market. The Naturalizer Jessie riding boot is a sophisticated tall boot with elastic panels and adjustable gold-toned buckles for style, while the Naturalizer patented N5 comfort technology provides the wearer with extra comfort and support.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Easy to clean leather

Easy to put on

Comfortable Sole

Breathable

Durable

Stylish

Lightweight

Cons

Not a great arch support

May not be wide enough for big calves

Outsole

Outsole

The original riding boot was designed to serve a purpose to the horse rider. It comes high enough to prevent the saddle from pinching the leg of the rider. It features a solid toe to secure the rider's foot when on the ground and has a particular heel to keep the foot from sliding through the stirrup. The sole of Naturalizer Jessie is lightly textured. Renowned for “the shoe with the beautiful fit,” Naturalizer continues to design styles that provide the wearer with all-day comfort and support.

Thanks to their patented N5 comfort technology, which means the boot has five features and benefits, Naturalizer hit another home run with this Jessie riding-inspired model.
When designing the outsole, this brand had flexibility in mind. They used flexible materials to help relieve the pressure of the foot as well as to allow for a more natural toe-off. The outer of the boot consists of a non-slip, weightless, man-made outsole which is lightly textured. There is a one-inch chunky heel that gives the wearer a nice lift from the ground. The calf opening is 14.5 inches, and the shaft has a gore panel that is elastic. As a result of the N5 technology, the heel shape is designed to provide stability while the inside heel cup ensures the wearer with a secure fit. These features help promote a solid heel strike and toe-off which enable a smoother and more natural gait.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole on the Naturalizer Jessie is also designed from flexible materials to provide the wearer with ample support and comfort. However, some customers reported that they experienced no arch support while wearing them for long period of time. The latex foam is strategically incorporated in three critical areas of the boot. This allows for better shock-absorbance, body weight support and even distribution of pressure in the foot.
Upper

Upper

The Naturalizer Jessie upper is comprised of premium leather which is very soft and has a matte finish. There are adjustable buckles at the ankle and shaft to help the wearer get the snug fit they need. On the medial side, there is a top-to-bottom zipper closure for an easy entry accompanied with elastic panels that go down the boot. Zippers are an excellent choice for women with wide calves. They allow the wearer to easy put the boots on and take them off. While the upper is made of premium, soft leather, the zipper has not proven to be of such high quality. Some buyers experienced difficulties with the zipper on multiple occasions.
Petite women have a hard time finding a style that won’t swallow their whole calves and hit the back of their knee. However, some customers were happy to say that these Jessy boots worked wonders for them because they fit them perfectly, they are stable, stylish and very comfortable. Comfort is probably one of the best features of this design. The Naturalizer Jessy style is certain to give the wearer what they need in terms of support. Due to the N5 comfort technology with dual density footbed, you get extra cushioning throughout the whole day.
Comfort

Comfort

For those who want to take a break from high heels, and need a comfortable boot for work, or just as a fashion statement, Naturalizer Jessie is a good choice. With this design, you don’t have to experience discomfort for the sake of fashion. Not only do they look stylish, trendy and versatile, but they are also comfortable right out of the box. This is due to the N5 contour and dual density cushioning. However, some wearers said that they are only lightly padded, but roomy enough to put a cushioned insole with arch support to their own desire. The side full zipper closure is there too, for your easy convenience and comfort.
Durability

Durability

According to opinions, popularity, and quality ratings, brand quality, in general, is pretty high. The leather upper is made of premium leather which is the best you can choose for a pair of boots. It is durable, long-lasting, and great for snowy or rainy weather. If you are planning on treating yourself with a high-quality pair of boots, typically leather will be the most durable of all the materials and will be a better investment. With Naturalizer Jessy, you also don’t have to worry about a tight fit, as the leather has been outfitted with elastic abilities for comfortable wear. The outsole and heel give the appearance of a shoe able to withstand pressure when in constant use. Given they are stylish boots and not meant for rough terrains, with proper care of the leather upper, they should last you a long time.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The leather is known to stretch after wear. It can be moulded and will retain its new shape due to the elastic and plastic properties in wear. This is the case with Naturalizer Jessie too. The leather design on the upper bends easily resulting in a free-range of motion for the foot. The sole unit works in the same effect, allowing for a more natural toe-off due to the N5 flexibility feature. Since you might be standing or walking in these boots for long hours, flexibility is essential. The latex foam used in this design allows for a decent level of flex. However, some wearers expressed dissatisfaction in terms of bendability and arch support.
Support

Support

Support and comfort are the most important features in a boot. Naturalizer created models that women could turn to for the style and comfort for which they thought was impossible to attain. Some customers with neuroma or a “pinched nerve” and plantar fasciitis were in love with these boots the minute they put them on. They require no break-in period, and many petite women reported that the height is perfect for them. The arch support as we mentioned earlier is not that great, but there is space to add a silicone gel support of your own liking. The boot is roomy enough to be worn with a thicker sock or extra insoles.
Stability

Stability

There are many reasons to like about this design. While style and comfort come at first place, it is worth mentioning the heel shapes that are designed for stability while the inside heel cup provides a secure fit. Thanks to the N5 comfort technology, the wearer is ensured to have a stable heel strike and toe-off, enabling for better posture and a natural gait. The stylish riding-inspired boot has a relatively low-heel, measuring one inch. This has not been the case with riding boots in the past since the initial purpose of the heel was to prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup. Today, just a few styles of cowboy boots retain a higher heel than other modern riding boots.
Breathability

Breathability

Cotton and other natural fabrics are certainly breathable, but not as breathable as leather. If you are looking for a boot that will provide ample airflow, the best choice would be a leather one. In addition to the leather on the upper, the Naturalizer Jessie comes equipped with linings that are made from porous synthetic material. This is a part of the N5 comfort technology Naturalizer incorporates in their models. Located on the sock cover and interior, this material allows for heat and moisture to dissipate, resulting in cooler and drier feet after extended wear.
Terrain

Terrain

The original riding boot is made to be used for horse riding. While you can wear Naturalizer Jessie when you go riding, this riding-inspired style can also be worn on flat and concrete terrain. This is not a hiking boot or a running shoe. The outsole of the model is non-slip, giving the ability to protect the wearer in wet conditions or wet ground. They are best worn on the busy city street, office, or to be shown off on a night out in the town.
Style

Style

Naturalizer Jessie is a well-made, classic boot. They aren't the best looking boots in the world, but they are very comfortable and can be matched with many pieces of clothing. If you prefer a casual look, they go great coupled with tunics, vests or lose sweaters. For a smarter look, they match up well with blazers, cardigans, and blouses. Many girls club this model with skirts, jeans, breeches or tight pants. Naturalizer Jessy boots are mostly worn in autumn or cold weather atmosphere. When it comes to sizes, we’ve had different reviews from customers. But in general, they are true to size and true to width with some room in the foot area. Women with wider calves were thrilled that this design comes in wide and extra wide width.
Colorways

Colorways

Naturalizer Jessy comes available only in three colors: black, chocolate and banana bread. Many customers were happy to say that the banana bread color looks gorgeous with almost anything. The antique gold-tone buckles on all models are a great touch to the whole design.
Weight

Weight

Thanks to the N5 comfort technology Naturalizer used in this boot, it is pretty lightweight. The materials used throughout the whole design are light but durable, and the wearer is provided with comfort without the extra weight of layers.
Key Features

Key Features

* 1" block heel
* Round-toe riding boots with zipper closure
* Buckled straps at ankle and shaft
* N5 Comfort technology and cushioned insole for added comfort
* Leather upper
* Man-made lining
* Man-made non-slip sole
Verdict

Verdict

To sum up, Naturalizer Jessie makes a great choice for fall or winter weather. These riding-inspired boots are fashionable, tall and elegant, while at the same time comfortable, lightweight and non-slip. Thanks to the N5 comfort technology they breathe well, provide stability and evenly distribute the pressure of the foot. Covered in pebbled leather with intricate stitching details and beautiful gold-toned buckles, this model is guaranteed to stay in fashion for a long time. The flexible elastic panel around the calf allows for a comfortable stride whether you are walking, running, standing or riding so you can stay active and stylish at the same time. In addition to that, it comes with adjustable straps at the calf top side and a zipper on the inside, allowing the wearer easy entry of the feet. The lightweight synthetic sole adds to the comfort while providing a good grip. Many customers were happy to say that they can wear these riding boots for long hours without feeling pain or any discomfort. Whichever color you decide to get, rest assured you will feel comfortable and lightweight, while at the same time look very modish and classy. They are versatile enough to cross from casual settings and attire to something slightly dressier and formal. These round-toed boots look great with jeans, skirts or knit winter dresses and easily go from day to night.