If I tried these on in a store, I'm not so sure I would have bought them. The boots are okay but I was searching for a more sturdy, stiff shank boot. This style isn't it.
They fit my wide calves (18" at widest point) and since I usually can't find anything that zips up this fact alone is amazing. However, they have a big, visible u-shaped gusset in the back that screams "I'm for extra stretch!" and the boot crumples and slouches down around my ankles.
But, they are comfortable to walk in and work well with a pair of tucked-in skinny jeans. I really wanted a pair of boots that would work with tights and skirts for the office, and unfortunately, this pair isn't going to cut it.