These boots are all that I hoped for. The leather is glove soft and supple. The stiching is tight and even. The sole and heel are solid and finished with care. Like all leather soles, they need to see some street time to have some bite. The fit was true (43.5 / 10 1/2) and I suffer the problem of my left foot being a tiny bit smaller than my right. The biggest concern with any over ankle boot is the feel on the ankle; again, the soft leather makes for a wonderful feel. I look forward to having these a long time.