I purchased a pair in both black in espresso....I was so pleased with both colors! What a perfect addition to my wardrobe. I debated on ordering an 8 because some of the other shoes were a little too big when I ordered a 9. However, one of the reviews mentioned her pair ran a little bit small so I was concerned the opening of the boot may be a challenge so I ordered a size 9 in both pairs. Boy am I glad I did! They fit with no wiggle room for error! Thank you for the review cautioning the buyers that they ran small!!! You saved me from sending to exchange for the larger size.