This is a beautiful, stylish, but understated, well made boot with just the right width in the shaft, for me (I'm small boned, but with decent muscles). It fits snugly, under my slacks, and yet will fit over them, too. I confess that I'm not wild about Cobb Hill's "stone" color. It's not as light as the picture. It's sort of a dirty brown suede. I suppose that means that it won't show the dirt. It's sort of growing on me, for casual wear. I sent back a pair of their Alexandra because it just didn't do dressy.
I'm also surprised at the strange insole. There is no padding in the front, and a strange strip of padding down the middle, which creates decent arch support, but it's a little much for my right foot. I'm looking around for some insoles I bought to see if they will be more comfortable.
i normaly wear an 8.5 wide. For some strange reason, I ordered this in a 9 medium. It is wide enough, and probably too long. But I'm able to wear a thin sock and a wool hiking sock over that, and between the two, they provide more padding, and some warmth. My feet are a bit cold, even so, from sitting around, with a little walking on my cold floors at home.
This is the first pair of tall boots I've bought for at least a couple of decades, so I'm still on the fence. But there are those days of deep snow, now and then, so they might be keepers. I'll wear them about for a couple of days, inside, and see what I think. But if you like a quality, water proofed, durable high boot and don't care if it doesn't have a super-cushy sole, it's a good boot.