The boots are beautiful. But almost impossible to get on and off. I love them so Im going to see if I can take them to the shoe repair to have a zipper installed. These boots would have been perfect with a zipper. Going up a size or two would help with the narrow fit around the ankle but the boot will be too big as far as the length and fit on your foot. The boot would have been perfect with the exception of being too narrow around the ankle area that causes you to have to wrestle extremely hard to get your foot in the boot. Once you get the boot on they look great. Good luck getting them off.