I tried these on at Dilliards today and both loved and was disappointed with these boots. I ended up not buying them. The sizes are about .5 size large and, while I wear 8.5 to 9, my foot was reasonably comfortable in an 8 but the 8.5 felt better on my arch. The lines of the boot were nice and I was on the verge of making the decision to purchase them when my daughter pointed out the fabric around the zipper was sticking out. Weirdly, it was more dramatic on the left boot than the right boot on every pair I tried on. The salesman noticed that the boots were folded into the box so that the left boot zipper was folded on the outside. As I examined the zipper I could also see that the lines of stitching were not consistent and on one boot the fabric or leather had been folded over in the seam, just a little, but these are too expensive to have that type of workmanship. See the photo to see what I mean about the fabric being loose around the zipper. For the photo, they may have made sure the fabric was flush against the zipper because the left boot did not look like this. It is too bad because the boot has a great design and could work for both dress up and dress down. Bummer.