. The smell, when opening the package is still))) smells of them. paint, probably, but the smell faded in the day. in the boots inserted inside the spacer, so received without deformation .. the back is quite stiff and the noses are sealed. Very smart boots, look-fire!) my size is 38, a wide leg and a high rise, ordered 40 size (9 of them), on the sole is written 250mm. the width is well approached, but the rise is a little cramped, but, I hope, carried .. Inside insulation. Zhidenky, up to-5, I think, will save .. I recommend to everyone who still doubts!