It's really all about the smell. I can't even tell you how bad they stink. It's like varnish for wood or something. So strong that even my doggies left the room when I opened the box. My kids started to cough and I had to put them away. I'm returning them because they smell so bad.
Negatives--They run a little small in size. They stink of Polyurethane really bad. I let them air out (outside) for 48 hours and couldn't get rid of the odor. I sold them because they were too small so I don't know if the odor ever went away or not. Positives---I have small calves and they actually fit so if you have big calves these boots will probably run tight on you. True color and very nice looking.
These boots are so cute!! They fit very nice and are fairly comfortable. I will agree with the other reviewers on the smell. It is quite strong. I ended up letting them air out for a while....like a week or two, which has helped tame the strong odor they have. Since then I don't notice it as often and no one else seems to notice. I was disappointed not to be able to wear these right away, but I still love the boots!
I was very disappointed by this shipment. Not only had I ordered an 8.5 & was sent an even size 8 (so they were small/did not fit properly) -- but, my bigger issue was the boots' overall quality, which was very poor. They were all man-made/plastic-y, "pleather"-type material & smelled HORRIBLY of plastic. I am returning for "store" credit. Too bad, as they LOOKED cute, but they were far to "fake" to consider keeping & the smell was seriously out of control!