I've had these boots
(in the Smog color, size 8) for a couple months now, and I love them. Every time I wear them I'm so happy with how they look. I was upset when they first arrived because, although they fit my foot, they were tight in the calf -- these boots
definitely aren't 16 inches in circumference like the item information says, at least not on the inside. I measured my calf and at its thickest, it's less than 15 1/2 inches, so the boots
should have fit fine, but they were tight. I was going to return them, but after putting them on with leggings and walking around my house, they loosened up. Now I can wear them with skinny jeans
and they fit perfectly. So if you buy them, and they're a little tight, they will stretch out a little bit. Also, I did have to return the first pair they sent to me because the lining and the leather weren't sewn together for about an inch around the top. But the exchange was completely hassle free. Finally, I'm going to echo some of the previous posts -- do not pull the boots
on using the loops -- I didn't do this, but I can see where it could tear the loops off, the leather is pretty thin.