OK... so I have wide feet. Alright, alright, I'll admit it, I probably have some of the widest feet you've seen, and these are a snug fit, but I do find them perfectly comfortable with a pair of "normal" socks on. Yes, I agree I couldn't wear thick socks, but given the warmth of this winter in Ireland (8-10 degrees), they're perfectly suitable for me! I'm not sure why the other reviewer couldn't, but I can certainly wear them with skinny jeans, I have two pairs, Lee and Tommy Hilfiger, and they both go under nicely. Very happy with my cheap purchase, 4 stars simply because they mark easily, but you can also clean them easily.