These are the most gorgeous boots. Ever. At first they were quite stiff and difficult to walk in but after 2 days they became broken in, perfectly. These are a bit more snug/narrow/fitted than other Aquatalia boots so keep that in mind, though I bought my usual size 7, which I buy in all boots (6.5 in heels and sandals, though). These have a beautiful silhouette and look very casual, chic, modern yet classic, and powerful and sexy but also understated--just perfect!!! I bought these in the dark chestnut brown color which goes magically with brown and black, and in the alligator texture, which provides a lot of interest and richness to the boot. These are the most comfortable heeled boot I've ever worn in my life and I WEAR A LOT OF HEELS AND BOOTS, my friends! I can wear these for 8 hours of solely standing and walking and never feel like I am wearing heels. I have literally walked miles in these around NYC. They are sturdy, versatile, comfortable, weatherproof and look damn good with skirts, dresses, work pants, jeans--anything. This may be my favorite boot of all time and I've got a lot of damn gorgeous boots. But this one....it's just something else!