Got this boot on sale and used a reward card, so I feel I got a great price. They look great in black and broke in fast. I use them for my office work and nicer casual occasions. I wouldn't want to trash them in dirt and mud, I like the way they look :) The only critical thing I could say is that the insoles could be a little thicker and more cushiony, with a bit more arch support. But I guess that's what aftermarket inserts are for.