"Wow, sadness. These boots are very good quality. They look as good in person as in the picture. The shaft width is just very wide and it flairs out a little, like a pirate boot. NOT a good look for someone with skinny calves. Also I am a 6-6.5 but always order larger in boots as I wear a sock. These boots ran a 1/2 size big. I had to return them."