"There were several features of this boot I did not anticipate. First and foremost, the zipper is a LIE. It does not function beyond decoration. Also, while they look narrow and fitted in the picture, they are slouchy from the top of the ankle to the bottom of the cuff. This makes them fall about 2" below my knees. They're also a bit narrow around the calf, although they do tell you it's only a 14" diameter, so that's probably accurate. However, once I got used to the slouchiness and lack of zipper, I found them to be cute and comfortable."