I just received these boots in the mail today and I am ecstatic! They are exactly as pictured and even nicer than I imagined. I am a true 8, but always order and 8.5 in boots because I like the extra toe room and to ensure the shoe doesn't rub the backs of my heels because I have very flexible ankles from dancing. I also very large calves from dancing, about 16 inches at their largest point, and sometimes have trouble with high cut boots being too tight around them. Not with these boots! The taupe color is true to it's description, a grayish medium brown. Also, they are lined with a thin layer of soft cotton, which makes them even more warm and comfortable. Overall, I am incredibly pleased with these boots and would recommend them to everyone. I will update this post if I end up having any problems with them.
This was the SECOND time I have ordered these boots. The 1st time (size 8.5) was way too big so I reordered a (Size) 8 .That to is too big , So I just , ONCE AGAIN, reordered ordered a size 7.5 A whole size smaller than I usually wear. Only this time I ordered a regular calf size instead of the wide calf. I Love these boots. I sure hope I can get the right fit . It is so hard ordering shoe sizes online. However these are very nice boots.