These boots are beautiful. and fit perfectly straight out of the box! I received them yesterday, and wore them all day yesterday and today. I ordered the brown in a 9, which is my usual size. I have a narrow foot, and the laces help with adjusting snugly through ankle and calf. The leather is very, very soft, and moves with you as you walk. Just splendid. Not at all shiny, and darker than in the picture. The price is steep but these boots are so well constructed that I am sure I will wear these for10 years minimum - so $28 a year is not too bad! Made in the US too, you can't go wrong with that. Even the shoebox is cool. Buy them before they're all gone. It does not look like the company is re-issuing this style.