I love IJ boots; am convinced they're the best rain boots available. I have the higher, laced Rub style but wanted a shorter pair of IJ boots, too; chose this style because I thought the listed 8" height would protect me better against rain than a 6" or 7" model. Now that they're here--and 7"--I'm annoyed, and unsure what to do. Otherwise: the boot surface is all shiny--not a combo of shiny and matte as most of the photos appear. It's a nice, simple style. Fits if you order one-half size down, as instructed.