These boots are amazing, they fit beautifully and are very flattering. They are also well made and seem to be durable.
Because they are so slim, it may at first be challenging to put them on. After a couple of frustrating tries, I learned how to do it, slipping on the boot as far as possible then exerting pressure, not hesitating to "crush" the boot. This helped it become more flexible and easy to slip on.
I am tempted now to buy a second pair in case this model is no longer available when I'll want to replace it. I also wish this model were available in other colors!
Nice shoes, but strange fit
March 2, 2016
These shoes look great, but they fit quite small. I'm a US9.5, and I ordered a US10, and they were still to tight in the toe box. Even sizing up to an 11, they're tight with thicker socks. They also rub on the ankle, if you have big calves like me, and that can irritate the skin. I've taken to wearing them with higher, thin socks. They look great, though. They repel water, and are just stylish enough to give an outfit a bit of panache while still going with everything.
If you're going for comfort, I think the normal Chelsea boots would have a more forgiving toe and less risk of rubbing on the high ankle, but after breaking these in, I really like them.