"These boots are both stylish and comfortable. I'm 5'8" and they come up to just above my knee. They run just a bit large. I usually wear between an 8 and an 8.5 and I ordered an 8 and still have plenty of room in the toe area. The calf area fits perfectly though. The girl modeling them on this website must have stick-thin claves, because they fit my athletic calves just fine (no gaping extra room). I just took them on a trip to Italy and Greece, where the streets are all cobblestone and usually hard to walk on with heels, and I had no problem walking around with these on. The heels are chunky enough for stability and the lug soles just added more stability. Also... got tons of compliments everywhere I went in them. LOVE THEM!!"