So I ordered these boots and then showed them to my mom as a potential Christmas present...she said they looked like Uggs. My reaction: "uggggg" now they seem ugly. But, once they arrived, they looked nothing like those cheapo boots. They're all real. I usually wear a size 6 or 6.5 for sandals and heels and a 7 for running shoes and boots. I ordered these in a 6.5 since I wanted to just wear them with thin socks and had heard the were on the bigger side. I'm really happy with this size. It's perfect for a pair of socks (but not two). Please note that the bottom is ORANGE vibram sole (not the color shown) and the boots are a bit darker than shown but still very good looking.