"It seems that many reviewers haven't mentioned that these boots are made of and smell strongly of REAL LEATHER! Which, although a strong smell at first, doesn't bother me at all because I have been DYING to find an affordable pair of boots that seem as if they will last longer than a season. I bought them a half size bigger so I can wear thick socks with them in winter (a trick only recently someone shared with me so that my foot circulation doesn't get cut off haha). The stitching and assembly of the boots is beautiful and sturdy, and the buckles are durable. The calf buckle can be adjusted for the thickness of pants you're wearing. I indicated that they run slightly wide because my foot typically is very uncomfortable in most boots because they are wider than most, and my feet feel amazing in these. I am about 5'4" and when I kneel to the ground the top of the boot presses into the backside of my knee so it's not comfortable to kneel or crouch in them for any duration of time. Would HIGHLY recommend! Steve has finally gone back to his roots with these impressive and beautiful Ravinn boots!"