I live in Boston where the winters are cold and icy. Got these Furoshiki boots at the end of Dec. and haven't wanted to take them off since. I usually wear size 6.5-7 and went with a 38 in this style. They are a little big for me but with heavy socks underneath they fit great. For my next pair, I may try sizing down to a 37. Overall, they are super comfortable, warm, and great to travel with because they're easy to pack. The grip on ice is an added bonus. I've received lots of compliments and would definitely recommend giving them a shot!