Great shoes. They feel a bit like military boots and they look civilized. You need about 1/2 size smaller than your usual. I had purchased my usual 8 from somewhere else (I often need 8 1/2, actually) and I had to return them.
I love the simplicity of these boots. Very clean, classic lines, durable, yet lightweight. The long, pointed toe profile takes a little getting used to - they look large on your feet. The laces, however, leave something to be desired. They feel too delicate, thin and slippery in hand - achieving a good tight knot is near impossible without double knotting. But replacing the laces in an easy fix. The fit tends toward the large side, the previous reviewer was correct in saying a half size down should be considered. I've already received compliments and look forward to breaking them in even more.