Delaware Water Gap
I so wanted these boots to fit! Spent hours online narrowing down my selection to just the "right pair". The El Naturalista styles and stitching appeared to be well-made. And upon arrival, this seemed to be true when I put my hand in the sole-bed. (Very nice cushion and arch support.) However, there is something wrong with the angle of the entry of the top of the foot (dorsal) into the top part of the boot. At first I thought it was perhaps due to the European sizing (I am an 8 1/2 average width), and so I returned the original 39 for a size 40. This size was still a bit of a struggle in the entry, but once in, then the size 40 was too large. Since this was actually my third try at an El Naturalista ankle boot in two different styles and two different sizes, I have decided there is a defect in the manufacturing. Three strikes equal an out and back they go!