Out of the box comfort. Like others I bought a pair of inserts and it was like a glove! Love the look tucked in or pants out. I wear these all the time. Not at work though don't want them getting all scraped up. Most comfortable boot I have ever owned. Size was spot on. I wear a U.S. 14b and the only reason for the inserts was the toe box was just a little big for my taste. All in all would buy again and highly recommend!