I'm 5'9 and the size large is about 2 inches too short. I can see where it would fit for someone with a short leg and wide calf. They stop on my calf where they slouch over time no matter how tight I make them. I love how they fit at the foot area. They cover a large area of the top of my boot and come down over the whole back side of my boot. There is a version that has an elastic bottom that will slip up over the back and expose the back of the boot.