I read many reviews on these boots and they are not overly tall as folks were stating, they are what I expected for a 3" heel. I have a very wide foot and normally wear a 7.5W ; with this boot I ordered an 8 and they fit perfectly. Even without a wide foot I would recommend you 1/2 or 1 size up. They seem fairly stable and I can walk around in them for several hours before the balls of my feet start to hurt (like with every other high heel I own). For some reason I can feel the heel of the shoe jabbing into the bottom of my left heel but not on the right side. Isn't that noticeable now that I've worn them a few times and it could just be me / the way I walk. Overall they are decent boot, but don't expect them to look like expensive leather for $50 bucks.