First let me say that these boots are BEAUTIFUL and they smell great. Durable, quality construction as well.
If possible, try to find them at your local army/navy store to make sure you get the right size. I would recommend sizing your foot with a Brannock device and then ordering 1 or 1-and-a-half sizes down. I ordered one size down, I think i could have maybe gone down another half size.
They are very very painful to break in, but they will break in. They are hard to put on and take off, but that quality is hardly unique to these particular boots.
The leather is cheap and the laces are rapidly disintegrating, but the boot is not falling apart.
Overall, you get more than what you pay for, and these boots are some of the best value you will find.
excellent quality leather and durability, the only issue i had was the nails on the sole, exactly on the heel part, other than that great boots