I've searched for an edgy mid-calf boot since May 2011, ordering and returning dozens of pairs. I thought I had found what I was looking for in these. The leather is super nice, they look stylish, and the footbed is soft and extremely comfortable, esp. the insole. Sadly, after wearing them around my carpeted apartment for a few days the soles started to creak very loudly! The heel area loosened too so my thin heels slip up and down a lot when walking. I am super sad but I have to send them back... Beware that they run 1/2 size large - I wear 8.5-9 (40) but I had to get size 8 (39) in these. The foot is slightly wide, and as I said loose around my thin ankles. However, they fit my thin calves just fine with a bit of extra room to tuck in jeans. They will not fit wide calves well. If it wasn't for the loose heel and loud creaking, these would have been my boot soulmate.