I had searched on the high street for a pair of flat, black, below the knee boots, but was underwhelmed by what was on offer. As soon as I saw these I loved them and they were exactly what I was looking for. I was nervous about ordering boots from the internet, but I went ahead and I'm glad I did. At first when I tried them on I was disappointed as the sock part of the boot felt very tight and I didn't think that they would feel comfortable wearing due to this fact. However, I left them in the box & then tried them on again after about a week & for some reason they felt ok. I'm glad I kept them as they are very comfortable & stylish and I have found that the sock part does give slightly.