I don't know what everyone is saying about having issues getting them on and off, I have no issues, it's like a normal boot.The brown is much darker than the photo, which I actually prefer, because it's not going to show as much dirt.I was very surprised to find that these are quite comfortable. Usually I have to put an insole in my shoes for comfort, and they do have a somewhat firm footbed, but it's contoured just enough, and the wedge is shallow enough, that it feels great. SO hard to find in a boot! I will be able to do a lot of walking in these.They are also very lightweight, which is not usually the case with a solid, waterproof boot, and virtually silent to walk in which is a nice touch.The first night I wore these, I had to walk through both a foot of snow and several areas of ankle-deep slush. My feet didn't get cold, they were 100% waterproof, and they must have dried immediately.The last thing I will add is that this is great for short women. I am 5'1 and have a hard time finding boots that don't hit me in the back of my knee and look like they're my mother's. These are the perfect height, around 1 1/2" below the kneecap.