Very nice details: soft interior so easy to slip foot into, felt like a quality boot. Unfortunately I wouldn't consider 15.5" circumference as wide shaft. So with my 17" calves I had a really hard time zipping them up and then felt squished inside of them. Also, top buckle is decorative which is too bad b/c if it tightened then there wouldn't be the bat wings sticking out from the sides at the top. Felt like it should have contoured in as it got closer to knee.
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
Excellent arch support
These are really very nice quality boots. When I first pulled them out of the box I thought 'oh I will return these because of the color' but now I am tempted to keep them anyway. The color is a real milk chocolate so if that's what you want - great. The leather is beautiful - thick and smooth. The boots are lined - a soft fake fur. And the soles are thick so you really have a little cushion between your foot and the floor. They even have a flap where the zipper starts that covers your leg so you don't get skin or clothing caught in the zipper. Really nice details - quality product.
Moderate arch support
I order three boots. Two of them were the traditional style - not the wide shaft and one in the wide shaft version. The one which was marked "wide shaft" was actually the most narrow on my calf. One of the boots which was the traditional was just as narrow and the third traditional was actually the widest. I am thinking that someone returned these boots in the wrong box. That being said I do have one pair which fits well. I am on the fence about whether to keep them. They are attractive for waterproof boots however they do tend to look a bit more like rubber than leather. Also the lining is a synthetic fur which I am afraid might not wear to well after much use. They are very comfortable out of the box.
Although the circumference was listed as 15 1/2", my 16" calves plus skinny jeans were swimming in them and they jutted out in the back near the top in a strange manner. Even my husband noticed that they seemed really big around. I was very disappointed as they were comfortable, warm, waterproof and stylish.