I am short but with wide calves. These boots fit perfectly and over jeans or leggings too. They are stylish/sexy/practical, lightweight and totally waterproof. It is recommended that you get a size larger than normal. I'm the smaller end of a size 5 but got a size 6 and they fit nicely. Room for thick socks too. I'd recommend these boots if you're looking for something a bit more classy than wellies, for something you can go walking in and then still look decent in the pub.