I was surprised that I actually kept these boots. I bought them online without trying them on and I actually like them. I was hesitant at first because they felt a little tight around my calf but underneath the fabric cuff is a functional lace up boot. I left the laces undone for a day while I wore them and they loosened right up. The only thing that I'm a little iffy on is the amount that they squeak. The fabric of the boot rubs on it self and squeaks whenever I move my foot. I've worn them for about a week and a half now and they are quieting down, just needed to wear them in. Overall I am happy with them.