"These boots are really cute, and would go with many costumes. I wear an 8 1/2 shoe, so I went with the 9 as there were no half sizes. They fit pretty well without socks, but with they will be perfect. I have a narrow foot and calf, so I recommend going a size up if you're on the fence. In other words, if you are a true size 9, the 9 may be a bit snug. The heel is a nice height and the zipper makes them easy to put on. The fabric of the calf area is not really stretchy as it is pleather. I believe it would stretch to fit larger calves, but would not stretch back to the original shape after. I have not worn these out with my costume yet, but they seem as comfortable as any other high-heeled boot. The color is true to the image. I wish I had bought 2 pair while they were on sale for $5. I hope they will put more colors on sale as well. I definitely would have paid $30 or more for these boots without hesitation. I only gave 4 stars instead of 5 because they may not stretch well for very large calves (although I prefer the slimmer calf as they never touch the skin on my skinny minnie legs)."