On my feet, these fit perfectly (I wear a C width), are really, really light for the support they provide when carrying a pack over rough ground. And no Gore-Tex. Thank goodness. Great for my desert photography. But, the lace system at the top should be better. Having the laces too short wouldn't be so bad, but these boots ought to have eyelets at the top instead of a narrow itty-bitty loop of nylon. Try lacing these up in the dark, or in shadow. Maybe the new design shown on the LaSportiva web site shows a fix to this problem.