I got these boots for myself to go with a hard-to-match leather jacket that I wear all the time. These match my jacket perfectly, are so wonderfully soft and fit my calves perfectly even with skinny jeans or leggings underneath them. I didn't think I had wide calves til I started boot shopping but it seemed like every pair I tried was a bit too tight! But these are perfect. I was not excited about spending $300 on boots for myself but these are completely worth it - and that is coming from a college student! I also love how they come up to about the bottom of my knee. I get tons of compliments on them and love the grey-brown color because it really goes with everything. I also think they run very true to size. I'm normally a 7 1/2 or 8, and I bought an 8. They conformed to my foot perfectly after only a couple weeks. I used a waterproofing conditioning type product on them to make sure they'd be protected a little more from water. Overall, great boots!