I can't say enough good things about these Manas leather italian boots. I love them!! I wish they came in more colors. I bought these at the Overland in Denver, CO about a month ago. I wear them all the time....to work, shopping, date night, etc. They are super warm and a very stylish and sexy. They look good with skirts, skinny pants and leggings. I bought the 39 (8.5 US) and they fit just a tad big, but NOT a 1/2 size big. I am a 8-8.5. But it doesn't bother me because I can wear thick socks if I want too. I'm considering ordering the wedge boots by Manas because they are also stylish and super comfy (I tried these on too).