I am really young and due to being in a coma and in the hospital months I have neuropathy to both feet and drop foot to the right foot in which I wear a small brace. I bought these boots for their flexibility and comfort, and they are totally bendable which I love and comfortable for walking.....they also look great with dresses and skirts! I also wear leggings and there is plenty of room so their not tight around the upper leg. The boots don't go as high on the leg as others I've had, they come up to about an inch to two inches below the knee cap....but I've gotten several compliments on them! There is also enough room for my small brace, I have a size 10 foot but the shoes actually make your foot appear a little smaller and slimming.....the boots are well made, I also did add in a small insert for arch support and have plenty of room.....so happy I got these boots!