Bought to wear on bike, too narrow through toe (I have wide feet, so be aware these are medium width boots) women's 8.5 M 9 if your feet are narrow. Heel 1.75 inches, not chunky. The leather is like iron, the zipper industrial, these are so solidly built by Terra Nova a company once based in Newfoundland Canada. I have Terra work boots they take a beating and don't stop. You won't find a pair of these easily, they don't make these anymore. No issues, just superficial marks. Soles are in very good-excellent shape. Ship for $26, given they are weighty.