It kills me to return these boots
. There are a lot of great things about them. I am a size 9, ordered a 9 and I think they are true to size. They fit great, maybe a little snug at first, but I think they would break in beautifully. The color I bought (SMOKE) was gorgeous and identical to the picture. The toe has a darker, burnished authentic look as shown. The heel height was perfect, felt stable and comfortable. The problem with these is the oversized collar/shaft area. As other reviewers said, it's wide. It's very wide... it makes the bottom of my jeans
actually bell out. Like, super-flare. With my narrower bootleg jeans
, the shaft of the boot is completely visible and obvious underneath. I tried tucking my jeans
in, but I don't really like that style, personally... Not a look I'm going for and it was a deal-breaker. A shame, because these were perfect in every other way.