These are gorgeous, comfortable boots
that easily zip up over my 16.5 inch calf, even with skinny jeans
with thin calves will probably find these too big. The foot was very comfortable as well, the size 8 was a cozy fit to my odd feet, which are wide, yet short in length, and with very high arches. The footbed seems to offer enough support to walk all day without pain - a rarity for me. Having never owned shearling-lined boots
before, I'm not sure what happens when the shearling compresses after extended wear. Maybe then my foot would slide or rub. I have a small quibble with the zipper because it comes down so low, it's a bit hard to zip it over my heel. That might be a comfort issue for people who wish to go sockless in the shearling. As much as I love them, I think I will return them. The shearling makes them very warm, and I'd worry about ruining them in snow, so I think the opportunities for me to wear them in very cold but dry weather wouldn't be frequent enough to justify the cost.