I have high arches and wide-ish feet, so I need the adjustability of the laces, but want the convenience of the quick zip. I ordered an 8, like I wear in Ariat (and nearly everything else) but they were WAY too long. Horseloverz didn't have a 7.5, so I ordered elsewhere, but I may even need a 7. After paying all the shipping and returns, I'll end up paying full price. Oh well... Seem very nice and well made enough to try again. Can't speak to comfort/performance yet. Will definitely need break-in time, as they are rather stiff out of the box.