Order a half size up! I wear a size 8 in almost any shoe, but an 8 in this boot was just too snug--the 8.5 fit perfect. The boot is definitely stiff at first, almost feels like a figure skate. I have been wearing them for a couple weeks and they feel GREAT now that they're broken in. Comfortable to ride in, great traction, and I love the shifter nubs. A very high quality boot, wore them in the rain and they held up well. All around a great boot--practical, and they look good too.
Doesnt show on pictures but it has more of a brushed leather/suade feel. The boot is pretty narrow and the sizeing is just right but you might as well consider buying half a size up. It feels like motorcycle boots but looks like everyday shoes. Very nice!