I'm forever trying to find shoes that fit me. I'm not one of those big girls with tiny ankles, I got blessed with cankles! So trying to find boots that fit my wide feet and my fat ankles is always a problem for me. These boots aren't perfect. I was always a size 8 but lately with weight gain I've been needing an 8.5. In boots I always liked to size up anyway because of my fat feet and ankles so I got a 9. Now these a labled double wide so I was hoping that they would be a little loose, especially since I sized up. They aren't loose at all! They fit in the foot but just a comfortable fit. I wouldn't want to wear thick socks with these! Now the ankle is TIGHT but its not uncomfortable. I have a bit of trouble doing up the zipper but it has elastic so I am able to do it up - just slowly! They aren't uncomfortable at all, they just feel very snug which is ok. I mostly bought these for going out boots. I wouldn't want to wear them all day for work.