Coolest looking 6in boot out there. When I first got these, I passed them around the office and we took turns smelling the leather; it's got that freshly oiled baseball glove scent to it. This is a great looking boot, perfect for fall weather and fall casual apparel. With a thick wool sock (this boot is not insulated), this will do fine this winter too. The Earthkeeper story is just the icing on the cake. Because this boot is not insulated, I would go a 1/2 size smaller.