"I got these boots as a bit of a mix up. I ordered a size 7 for a friend, and was shipped a size UK7 (USA 8) So I kept them for me. The tongue one one shoe is going to take awilie to break in, and it is leather so it shouldn't take too long. The soles are stacked with leatherm piping. Although it is already cooming off. Maybe I just got a bad pair, but I love them so much I am keeping them. Nothing a little wear and glue can't fix!"