At first sight, I thought...oh, color doesn't look the same shade of brown. Then I put on and, oh my, these are heavy and stiff. I bought a half size larger, they just fit. Hey, they don't hurt either, let's just give them a chance, so I wore them inside for 2 days. They are not tennis shoes
, loafers, or slippers, these are some tough boots. I am a 61 year old, scared of ice and I think I trust these shoes
and so I am keeping them. If you are going to wear real heavy socks, get one size larger, but normally unless you have a wide foot I would go with 1/2 size. I wore them outside. Okay, so it was 46 degrees, but they gave me no problem walking around in them.