I had spent a long time looking for boots that weren't so wide in the shaft part of the boot since I have narrow calves. I found these boots to be perfect since I could tighten the laces and they didn't bunch up. I constantly receive many compliments. I wear them to work with leggings, pants, and dresses, and wear them out on weekends with jeans. The only drawback is that the width at the area by the base of my toes is a little narrow. I am really hoping that the leather will stretch a little more to make them feel perfect. They are not too uncomfortable as is but by the end of a long day, I do feel them to be slightly achy at that place on my feet. This is the only reason I am not giving it a full 5. I would rate this boot at 4.5 instead of 4 if that were an option.