Just received my boots today (08-19-14) and I'm really digging them! I ordered a brown pair in a size 8, my true size. They are a nice rich color and they fit perfect, my feet are slightly on the wide side and I tried them on with some fluffy socks and barefoot. The inside is thick, enough, and super soft. The shaft is 11 inches from the bottom of the sole to the top. And, even though these boots are really cute and should last through the Winter with a good dousing of water/snow/rain repellant they should not be compared to their "designer look-alikes" in regards to their construction or possible longevity.