I’ve been looking for a really great pair of brown boots for Quite Some Time now. I’ve got a pair from Boots For Broads and another pair from Reiker Antistress but they’re both a very dark colour, and I wanted something a bit lighter and more weathered looking, especially for layering over jeans and whatnot, so this pair are perfect. (This photo probably gives you a better idea of the colour, though)
My suggestion for fit? Size down in the foot, and up in the calf! I ended up getting the 38’s because the 39’s were out of stock, and they felt great, but it took me ten minutes to get the left boot zipped up the first time.
I wore them all day yesterday, and they were pretty comfortable. They’re easier to zip up, now that the leather’s softened a little, and while I’m getting my usual ankle rumpling, I actually quite like the effect. They already look like a favourite old pair of boots. Give them time, and they will be.