I required a boot to keep me warm and dry whilst working for a few days up in the Alps on a ski slope, off piste on ice and in deep snow at altitude - whilst I was working on a film! I wanted to buy a boot I would wear again, around town and in wet and cold conditions. A design and that was both comfortable and stylish, a tall order I thought. After reading the reviews I was nervous of ordering my own size rather than going up one as suggested by many reviewers but I was short on time so opted for to order my size. As I suspected they were very tight to begin with but after wearing in and the inside flattening down. . three days of wearing in. . . they fit amazingly well - probably the best boots I have ever owned. As a precaution I used dubbing to add extra waterproofing before going away. They were very warm, waterproof and best of all my feet didn't sweat at all. The grip on the ice was great too. Extremely comfortable, I get comments constantly and they look amazing with leggings. Very happy bunny. . . my first pair of Uggs ever. I will be back!