I wish I would have listened to another reviewer who claimed that these boots were huge in the ankle area. I figured that, because we're all shaped differently, "huge in the ankle area" was really subjective. How wrong I was. These boots are gorgeous in person. Made of soft, high quality leather with subtle decorative stitching and the perfect heel height for walking. They were exactly the type of boot I was looking for...until I put them on.
They were so baggy in the ankle area that, as an experiment, I wore them with a pair of long jeans rolled up around the ankle and thick, warm socks - the boots were naturally snug in the foot and calf area but I still had ample room in the ankle! They looked incredibly stupid on as the slouchy, baggy ankle area completely ruined the sleek look of the boot. What a disappointment. I am returning these today.