Just got these shoes today and I had to come write a review. I absolutely love these shoes. They are incredibly light and very well cushioned in the arch. I could not believe how comfortable they were from the very first time I tried them on. I bought my measured size and found the width and heal to fit perfectly. Comparing them to other size 11 shoes I own, the Sperry's
are only .5 to 1 cm longer depending on the shoe. I don't find them to feel long, but be aware that the toes of the boots
come to a slight point. I absolutely love the grey, I have been looking for a pair of distinctive grey shoes for awhile and could not be happier. The laces are long, but a simple solution is to tie a knot so that all the slack falls in the loops; then use the long loops to gently tie another knot thereby using a up all the slack (it doesn't have to be tight and I find that the laces become almost completely hidden beneath my pants
). The quality of the leather upper is superb. It is not a suede, you can see the grain of the leather and the napp faces the interior of the shoe. In my opinion, this makes it a much more durable material. The upper is incredibly soft and comfortable, even when wearing the shoe barefoot without socks
(though I generally plan to wear these with socks
). One amazing feature, is that the leather is thinned or softened on the top area where the shoe bends (almost like suede, but you can still see the grain), thus the boot is very flexible and does not put pressure on the top of your foot when it bent as stiff shoes will tend to. This also gives this part of the shoes a matte appearance as opposed to the subtly glossier sides. Love the burnt orange rubber soles and am just all around super happy with this purchase.