Fit: Fit felt true to size
I looked far and wide for a pair of boots to wear to work and back. I wanted something that looked nice, that I could wear to dinner and drinks after work, but that was comfortable enough to stand the stress of the commute by Metro and foot. Also, I wanted something that lacked all the trends of the moment, like the toe being dyed a different color than the rest. Finally, I have a very narrow foot.
I bought these boots and then thought about returning them, because the heel did not feel quite right, and they did not seem to provide the cushion that I was looking for. Because I love the look, I tried different inserts. When I put a "custom" heel insert in -- you know, you've seen the display where you take off your shoes and stand on the feet symbols and have your feet "read" -- that did the trick. With that, and a heavy sock, these boots are just the ticket. I treated them with mink oil, use shoe trees, and expect to have them around for many years. I like them so much, I am going to buy the black, too.