I purchased these boots in November waiting for a snowstorm to hit to wear them, I purchased the 1/2 size larger, according to the reviews, and was thinking they were a little big. So, today we are having a good ole' South Dakota blizzard and I put on some thicker socks and my new boots, The width was snug but the boots were to long in the length, and slipped in my heels. Plus the boots were so stiff, I didn't feel comfortable trying to drive under these conditions. So, sadly they will be going back. I wish Eddie Bauer would have these boots in the stores so you could try them on, but they don't, so i will order another pair of a different style and might end up taking all of them back to a store, next time I head that way.