I knew I needed a half size smaller than my usual, because I tried on a display pair that was a half size smaller and they fit perfectly.
These boots felt GREAT right out of the box and glided over the bridge of my foot when I put them on which is usually difficult with my other western style boots. The leather is incredibly thick yet pliable. I always get compliments and feel really pretty when wearing these heeled boots. They are so wonderful, I have worn them all day nearly everyday on my trip to visit family in Kansas. The color is so wonderful too. I did buy a moderately cushioned pair of Thorlo socks to give my feet a little more cushion and protection on the side of my toes, and that has worked very well.
Just the most beautiful and sexy boot I can imagine.