These are easily my new favorite shoes. Granted, I do only own three pairs (it just became three thanks to this new addition). But, these are perfect. I honestly feel as if I'm just walking around in combat boots when I wear these. I haven't had a single issue of losing my balance (and I'm one clumsy person). The flat soles are something I now know I need to have in a shoe.
My one problem was the calves. My legs are toned, partly from genetics, and even though I'm very skinny my years of dancing and martial arts have caused my calves to be 15 inches in circumference. I believe that if they had been even a fraction of an inch bigger, I wouldn't be able to pull these on. And when I first got the boots, it took me a while to get the zipper up. But, I ended up wearing them out to the park that day. Maybe 10 minutes maximum. I've heard of techniques using a hair dryer and string, but I honestly didn't need to go that far.
Still, even if you are thinking about getting these shoes, do it!! DO IT! I love them and they go with everything. Plus, I've worn them quite a bit and haven't gotten any blisters. It's crazy.