Most helpful positive review
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
For light use only
on September 27, 2011
For Nike and Adidas shoes, I wear a 10. For these, 9 was just a tad big, but seeing that they don't come in 8.5 (they do come in some half sizes), I figured an 8 would be too small. They weren't oversized enough to cause any real concern though. They're pretty wide, so you can wear a thick sock with these regardless of length of the shoe (unless you have very wide feet). If you have average or narrow width feet, you can wear those thick winter socks with these and you can probably forego the Tretorn Strala Vinter Shearling Boot, which may be more expensive for you and less useful in more moderate climate.
+ Look nice for rain boots. From what I've observed, men don't wear taller rainboots in CA -- it just isn't customary. So, this is functional and avoids drawing too much attention that real rain boots would.
+Snug around the ankle, so if I need to tuck in my jeans, I know they won't fall out.
+Great for light to medium rain, for example, anywhere from socal to norcal would be okay. (See below)*
-The pull tab on the back of the shoe is glued and not stiched on or constructed with the shoe (cut from same piece of material) like quality boots. I can already tell I shouldn't use it or it's going to fall off, but this isn't too big a deal as long as the left and right one fall off at the same time =).
-For light use only
Update: I've updated my rating to 4 stars. If you live in a very rainy area or you're looking for rain boots for whatever reason, then you shouldn't be looking at these. These are good if you live in an area that has light rain or you need to get from your driveway into your house, etc. It's clear that these weren't built for heavy use, so one shouldn't expect it. Tretorn has another model that goes higher up the calf, which is built better (especially the grip on that model).