These are great winter boots. Too heavy and tall for summer but that's not what they were designed for.
They are a bit difficult to get into but that just means they are solidly on your feet and your feet and ankles are well protected.
I wear a size 10.5 but this size is not available so I got the 11. it fits great.
The construction is typical SIDI...you can count on these boots.
I have a very old pair of SIDI's but the velcro finally came off the straps so I had to retire them but they lasted so long that I got more than my money's worth out of them.
I would recommend you purchase them