I've been looking for a good walking boot and tried 3 other boots before I finally found these great boots. I wasl also hoping I could wear this boot to work. I work on a psychiatric unit and am on my feet almost the entire shift. These Caterpillar boots are comfortable from the get go, easy to pull on and off, have a great cushioned sole, and look great with jeans and skirts. I'm not a girly girl nor can I pull off biker chic so it's been tough finding a good boot that's not too over-the-top manly and brawny. These are awesome. They're roomy enough for me to tuck my jeans in, can accommodate a thicker sock, look good with skirts and tights, and are extremely comfortable. I might add a cushioned insole but will go for a long walk first without, as I do like how roomy they are. The full grain leather is really nice, looks and feels like suede but I understand is more durable and better quality than suede. Really nice boot.
I wear a 7.5-8 and ordered an 8 without checking the size guide first. This was a mistake, because a size 8 is an EU 39, whereas I usually wear an EU 38. The size 8 boots were huge on me. I exchanged them for a 7, not willing to order the 7.5 since that is also listed as EU 39. The size 7 fits really well. I have a wider calf so went for the wide version and am happy I did, as the wide isn't super wide as I found in other brands but wide enough for my legs. This boot hits about halfway up my leg but I'm short - just under 5' 2 1/2". They remind me of Doc Martens without the embellishments. The perfect boot!