These boots are nice but several issues......at first. Very excited to receive new boots! Out of box, on feet, initially felt okay. I did notice that the right boot was considerably tighter than the left boot. May be due to the phenomenon of one foot being larger than the other. Not sure. Wore around house for a while to get feel. Decided to put them to work the next day. First day on job, left boot okay, a little loose and floppy, however, the right boot destroyed my ankle. Painful rubbing resulted in blister. Very sad. Lawn maintenance and the 6 hours of brisk walking is not fun with painful boots! I got home, used mink oil to condition leather purchased Dr. Scholl's insoles "GEL" and long boot style tube socks. The insoles lifted my ankle above the area inside the boot that was rubbing and snugged up the left boot a little. Combined with the socks, I thought I had solved the problem! But no. It had just begun. Left boot still a little loose so I added a crew sock over my long boot sock. That did the trick for the left boot. The right boot, being tight already, I just left it alone. Went to work the next day and the right boot rubbed a painful blister on the back of my heel! Holy cow was I ever aggravated! I tried an additional sock for cushion and still a lot of pain. With bandaids, mole skin, extra socks I worked through a good two weeks of pain and caring for my injuries but now the boots fit fine and are actually quite comfortable. Great boots, just be prepared to break them in.