I did not purchase these boots to be fashionable. They look sturdy and waterproof, which was what I wanted. They are heavy and I think they run rather wide, which I was delighted with. They rubbed a little around the ankle at first and on the heel, but that went away within a few days of wear. These boots also shipped very quickly - much more quickly than many of Shoebuy's other providers - which I really appreciated. Unfortunately, my boots must have had a manufacturers' defect since my boots started leaking within a month of wearing them. Close examination of the left boot revealed that the rubber was already cracking. I contacted Sorel asking to exhange, and their procedure for return and inspection was not user friendly. The Shoebuy customer service person was very helpful and I am hoping for a refund. Perhaps I just got a faulty pair since I see lots of other people love these boots. But the experience, and particularly the follow up with Sorel, left me cold and wet.