"I ordered these boots in Taupe and, either the color in the picture is far from true, or else I received the Gray in a box marked 'Taupe'. Whatever, they're definitely gray, without a hint of brown or tan. And because they're out of Taupe in my size now, I'm sticking with these. I'm an 8, ordered an 8 and they fit perfectly, EXCEPT the right boot needed a $6 24 hour stretch at the cobbler's in order for me to get it on...that was a VERY easy fix and made all the difference in this boot being comfortable and a winner. The leather is supple and doesn't hurt the back of my knee--all in all, it's one sexy, head-turning, envy-making, funky boot to wear with leggings, dresses, skirts, but no, not pants. Don't hesitate: BUY THESE!"