I found these a bit difficult to put on at first as the ankle is narrow. But it got easier, and that meant that they were great in the deepest and stickiest of the mud, where my other pair almost came off!. I really like the wellies and can spend all day in them. Easy over the calves, with a strap on the outside to tighten them to your size. With just the one strap on them, it's meant that I could jump on to ride my horse in and out of the field. They've already lasted longer than most other brands at just 3 months, but in a really difficult winter - thank you.