I wanted a good fall bootie that I could stretch from late summer into the cool evenings/days of fall. I love the look and style of this boot. Im a size 9 in every shoe but these seem a bit big. I was hoping for a softer leather-these are really stiff. I'm really hoping they soften up over time and gain some flexibility. They are not tight at all-again just stiff. I've only worn them once, so the verdict is still out. They are well made and look great on. I'm going to keep them and see what happens.