I saw these boots and fell in love with them. After reading about them and the j-flex comfort sole thing, I thought they would be nice and they had them in wide width, which is what I wear. I purchased them and I have to say that I am disappointed very much with these boots. I was so excited when I got the box but I pulled them out and they were not at all what I expected. First of all, the shaft looks nothing like the picture. And not in a good way either. I tried them on and they were excessivle uncomfortably. They were like walking in blocks of wood. There was no flexability to the sole and the arch felt like a giant lump. These boots look very pretty in the picture, but they really overall look cheap. Not at all worth what you pay for them either. I am returning mine right away.