The moment I put my foot in this boot I knew it was well built. I have narrow calves but these boots can be tightened enough, unlike a lot of boots that look like this. The tred is chunkier than I expected/wanted but after buying a pair of boots that looked like this for $20 YEARS ago and wore out, I have been looking for a better built durable version. All I have found are boots that cost twice as much as the original pair with nearly unwearable build quality... until these. I appreciate the roomy toe too! it felt like I was barefoot with the boot hanging off my calf. There is some black that wore off onto my hands.
I wear a size 8-8.5 in womens so I ordered the 7. It was a bit big even with an extra insole put in. The insole is thin but removeable for easy trimming of a bought one, although under it is hard. The sole outer has some shiny silver screws in the black rubber. It seems odd, and like something that will just look extra dirty. I think most cobbler shoes use nails? Kinda matched the combat/punk look I suppose.
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big