These boots from Cesare Paciotti are simply incredible on all facets; lightweight, flexible, durable, comfortable and stylish. What was most surprising for me when I tried on the boots was their elasticity. I was in the market to purchase a pair of lightweight, flexible and preferably already-waterproof leather or rubber boots to accompany me on a month-long trip abroad (this would be winter time, so the destinations would be cold, some would be unforgivingly cold). Prior to these boots, I had ordered and tried the Salvatore Ferragamo Sestri boots, but my feet could simply not fit into the boots (despite having a side zipper for easy on-and-off) and noticed that the leather was very rigid around the ankle. If I were not on a time-constraint, perhaps I could have broken in the boots so the leather would be more flexible, but since my feet could not fit into the boots to start with, my attempts were futile. Then I came across these boots from Cesare Paciotti, and as explained above, were pleasantly surprised. The leather is already extremely flexible (especially around the ankle), the boots are very lightweight, the side zipper works flawlessly for that easy on-and-off, and the aggressive rubber texture on the outsoles is definitely going to maintain my stability on uneven, wet and frozen grounds. What I did notice about these boots that was interesting was that they seemed a slight bit wide, which for me is perfect since I can fit in D (medium/narrow) in certain brands and EE (wide) in other brands, but with boots, I usually opt for wide for that extra comfort. For some, including myself, the wideness of these boots can be compensated by inserting an insole (for me, it would be between the Ugg or the Dr. Scholl's insoles). Additionally, my feet are 10½ and the boots in 10½ were just right. I cannot stress how comfortable my feet are inside these boots; so far, the boots have fit perfectly out of the box. This may very well be my first boots that I can give perfect marks to.