I just moved to New Hampshire from sunny South Florida, so snow boots were in order. (I write for boating magazines, so my deck shoes are my primary footwear down south.) I have a very wide foot. Everything I tried locally (all regular width) didn't fit, but I know my size exactly when available in wide. Backcountry was about the only place I found with boots I liked (these Columbias) in wide, and half-sizes to boot, so I ordered them, tried them on, and love them. They fit perfectly in both length and width in exactly the size I wear from Rockport (my boat shoes) and Rocky (my hiking boots.) They're easy to put on, too. The top lace clips grab the laces so they're easy to get just tight enough and then tie. Frankly, I wouldn't change a thing.