Ladies, if you have slim calves, this boot is for you! I have searched literally for years for knee-high boots that weren't too tall (I'm 5'4") or so wide that they flared out ridiculously around my legs. Ignore the price and buy these boots! You will have them for many years, the leather is top quality and they are so well made you can resole several times. This is my 3rd pair of Fryes - I have the Harness in brown short and black 12 inch, both of which I wear constantly. I've had them for several years and they just get better. I bought the Melissa in black and the Jenna in dark brown and smoke. The Melissa was a bit too tall and wide, though not terrible, but the Jenna is perfect. The dark brown is a softer, pebbled leather, and looks more traditionally equestrian. The smoke is a gorgeous thick distressed cool-toned brown leather. I loved both, but I'm keeping the smoke, because it's edgier and the color and vibe goes with quite a bit in my wardrobe. They were comfortable out of the box, softened a touch as I wore them around the house, but I also like that the slightly stiffer smoke leather will not stretch so that they end
up too wide or slouchy. Fit perfectly on bare legs without being too big, but have enough room for leggings or jeans. The inside zipper is genius. They even have some padding in the insole. I'm a college teacher, so am on my feet standing in the classroom or schlepping across campus, and I can tell these will be incredible comfortable and form to my feet and legs. I may actually buy the dark brown when I can afford another splurge, but for now the smoke color fits the bill. So happy!