Okay so I ordered these boots because I didn't want my black suede boots anymore, I wanted something that wouldn't get soggy if it got wet. I got a 6.5 in black and it is true to the photo, if not even nicer in person. I have pretty big calves but they fit just fine in the boot with room to spare for jeans, tights, etc. Everybody was right about the blue zipper, it adds color and a unique style to the boot. The heel is maybe an inch and not even noticeable - they are SO comfortable, padded everywhere and really cozy. I only gave them a 4 because I think they feel/look a little pleathery, but nothing cheap or tacky, just not as thick as leather. And they aren't super shiny or anything, they are a pretty dull black, which makes them look nicer. Overall I think they are a great purchase and definitely worth the money.