"These are super comfortable, right out of the box. This is my first time with Josef Siebel boots and I'm very happy with them. I normally do not like to wear any type of heel (I wear ballet flats or riding boots to work), mainly because I have to walk a bit when I'm at work and Seattle gets a lot of dreary weather, but these have a nice amount of cushion and are sturdy so I feel secure walking around in these. They have a rubbery non-slip sole. I wear a 7.5, sometimes an 8, and I got these in 39 which fit perfect, so some may think they run a bit small."