There boots are perfect, casual cowboy boots! The shaft height at 12" is just right, and I like the distressed black color. The rubber on the soles helps for non slip traction, a nice leather lining, and the lower heel makes them comfortable for walking. The shafts are not too wide, which is a relief if you have narrower calves and can't find any cowboy boots to fit your legs. I wear 8.5 to 9 and tried a 9 first, thinking they might run small, and while they fit in the width they were too long, with too much toe sticking out in front. I tried the size 8 and it fit just right, only a tiny bit tight at the sides of the foot, which softened up after wearing. These have good leather, and that wonderful leather scent. The other plus is that they are not too heavy, and more lightweight. Really nice classic cowboy boots, comfortable and they look great.