My 1st venture into the world of walking/hiking boots. Don't exactly do much hiking or walking but I spend a lot of time in trainers and steel toe caps, needed something for the winter/weekend! I am a size 9, therefore I ordered a size 9, and lo and behold, a perfect fit, with medium-thick and thin socks. Incredibly comfortable, laces a good length, and actually make my feet look smaller. Have worn them round the house and into town, had them on for at least 12 hours continuously on a few occasions and no issues at all. No rubbing, no nothing. A little bit slippery on my van pedals when wet, and I haven't had a chance to soak them yet, but if they are waterproof as advertised (I haven't treated them with anything) they will be worth penny of the £28! Absolute bargain.