"Please be advised that this review is 100% my own opinion and truthful. First off, when ordering these boots I wasn't sure I was going to like them. I wasn't a fan of the 3 bulky buckles. When they arrived at my doorstep my opinion changed. I LOVED them. Pictures must be deceiving with these boots as they do not do them justice. The buckles are fabulous and flow with the boot. I normally wear a size 8.5-9 however I bought these in an 8 after reading the comments and they got perfectly. When I first tried them on the calf was very big, but thats what the buckles are for. I tightened them almost all the way and they are perfectly snug to my calf. The ankles are very roomy but its no big deal because I've noticed this with every boot I own so its expected. The only thing I want to point out is that if you order this boot in brown it will not be the brown shown. It's more of a gun metal burnt greyish. It is NOT a chocolate brown as shown. Please do not let this discourage you from buying this boot because I find these extremely unique. As far as tallness goes I am about 5'9 and the boot ends about 2-3 inches from my knees. They are extremely comfortable which is awesome since I am always on the move. They are great if you will be walking a lot."