I am a female and the things I like can't be found in the women's sections anywhere, so I need to buy men's. I wanted something functional and yet fashionable that I could wear on a mountain or at a club. These looked to fit the bill. Unfortunately the sizes don't go small enough so I expected them to be a little too large, which they are, so expectation met. However they are tall enough to tie securely just above the ankle so even though they are to large they don't slip up and down at the ankle. They also seem to be quite warm, so I am looking forward to seeing how warm they are in the winter.