It's probably the correct length since my feet are just about the length of the boot--I can imagine sizing down would make my toes poke at the tip of the shoe. However my feet are slim, proportions wise, between that of a man and a woman's foot. If I weren't so hairy my feet could probably pass off as a woman's. Also, with really thick socks (think hiking socks, with all the cushion), then it fits just nice but those socks are a tad too thick to be worn regularly. So I think going a width down would help.