I got these boots since my old boots were about 10 years old and the rubber had cracked. I found the sizing to be a little on the small side. I normally wear an 8 in all Merrells but has to bump up to a 9 in these. They are super comfy and very warm. Lightweight also. My only gripe is about the gator d-rings. The first time I used gators with these I had the hardest time getting the gator hook out of the d-ring. I had to fight with it and eventually used pliers to get it out which resulted in me ripping the leather that the d-ring is attached to. From then on I was afraid to use the d-ring and had to hook the gator to the laces. A d-ring that was actually riveted to the boot would have been better. Otherwise, love the boots.