I have never posted a review of an item before, but these boots are worth telling people about! I bought them today (at a Clark's store) and I don't even feel like I need to break them in - they are comfortable from the first second you put them on. They are stylish, the leather is soft and supple, they are very well made and they are the kind of boots that you can easily tuck jeans into or wear with a skirt. I have larger calves - not huge, but not small, and they easily fit over my jeaned legs. I also have a decently wide foot (can fit into medium width all the time) and these aren't too narrow, so my feet are comfortable. I'm usually 8.5 - 9, and got the 9. LOVE these boots! I highly recommend them - although a bit pricey, they are a gem. Thanks, Clark's!