this boot comes as advertised. As always I read reviews prior to purchasing to look for red flags and complements. I tried them on for the first time 4 years ago and was not in the least dissatisfied. They are rugged, reliable, warm, and fit perfect to its size. may be a little snug on the sides as I have broad feet. Other than that, I recommend anyone who is looking for a good warm pair that is resilient to invest in a pair of these. I have both 6 & 8's and tbh I like them both for different reasons. Just be careful not to tie the laces to tight up at the shins or like other reviewers mention, sensitive skin is at slight risk.