I'm not sure how many starts to give these boots. I loved them on sight but ended up sending them back because the fit just wasn't right. I'm pretty easy to fit usually, in either a 7 or 7-1/2. I got a 7 here and that seemed fine in general, but they were quite roomy in the toe area and quite tight in the heel. They were hard to get off. Lastly, it didn't feel like there was anything between me and the ground. I never tried them outside but just wearing them in the house on carpet or rugs, it just didn't feel right. I attempted to wear a pair of heavier socks but then they were miserable in the heel. I think they might be just right for some people; just not for me.