I own a pair of tall Sorel duck boots and really wanted short ones. I got these Hunt Pack boots less than half price and am so glad I did over another pair of Sorels. These boots have great lining/padding. They do run a little narrow but fit my 'normal' foot snug but not too tight. I wear a 7 1/2 in shoes and got the same size in these boots. They are warm enough to wear around and walking in snow at 30 degrees. They are stiff but comfortable so far. I am sure they will break in better once I wear them more.