When I first received the boots, I was a little surprised by the small size of the box the boots were shipped in because the picture on the website made the boots appear taller than their actual size. I would say the boots are more like lower - mid calf than mid-calf boots. On a more positive note, the boots are super cute and they wear well with both jeans and tights. Perfect for spring and fall, not really winter simply because they are not substantial enough to keep your feet warm or dry. When the boots are not being used, roll up some cardboard and stuff it in the boot so they stay nice and tall and don't crease at the ankle.