size up 1/2 of a size
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fleeceadore from Wyoming on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
These boots are really nice. They had everything I wanted, soft leather, waterproof, sturdy sole, padding at the collar and tongue, cushioning in the footbed. However, when I walked around the house with them they seemed to battle against me and I couldn't get comfortable. The cushioning was good, but it was the excessive padding in the tongue and collar. Here initially I thought finally a manufacturer that isn't skimping on the padding! Maybe over time that would wear down, however I returned my boots and didn't want to take a chance. I ordered 1/2 size up and when they arrived they were the perfect length. I took the removable footbed out and compared it to a 1/2 size down footbed I had and it matched perfectly. Really terrifically made boot, I just couldn't get them tight enough with all the padding at the top of the boot and it affected my stride. Reminded me of those board shoes that teenagers wear and don't lace them up.