When the boots arrived, I noticed that they have a small foot and a wide shaft so it looked a little funny. However, I gave it a go. I wore them for 2 hours and the material weakened around the ankle so there is a "spare tire" look to them now. Someone even commented on it! I cannot wear them again. Total waste of money.
I actually really like the boot EXCEPT for the back part, which seems to be made out of stretchy elastic material with a strip of leather in the middle. This elastic band (which goes the entire length of the boot) lost its shape/stretch just after wearing these boots one time. Now, the back part of the boot bulges and has weird gatherings in the elastic band. Overall, I thought this boot just looks cheap because of that band. If it was a different material, maybe? But elastic? Strange. The positive side is that these boots are very comfortable, have a nice wide calf, and are a great color.
I disagree with the other reviews. I love these boots! I ordered both brown and black and found them true to size--I am a very standard size 7 always. These boots are perfect with leggings and boot socks. I do not think you need to order up a size. They were comfortable to walk/shop in. I love the ribbed back of the boot. The brown is a nice cognac color. Both pairs are great and comfortable. I've worn them both twice and had no issues! I recommend these--they are a great low heal boot!