Received the Rag & Bone Durham boot in the mail. Lovely boot and comfortable; reminded me quite a bit of the Acne Pistol in heel height, angle, and the toe of the boot.
Alas, not for me–back to whence they came. Pairing them with jeans, which is probably the only way I would wear them, made them look like cowboy boots. But they would look lovely with some true skinny jeans tucked into the top, I’m sure, or also miniskirts (I’m also quite sure that I would not look lovely in very skinny jeans).
For those curious about the fit, I’m a U.S. 9 in heels, a U.S. 9.5 in flats, and the 40 fit very comfortably–plenty of room in the toe, without being too large. There was nothing about the fit that suggested that they would rub much–in fact, the heel was very well balanced.