These shoes are adorable. I was specifically looking for shoes that would allow me to wear thick, slouchy socks and could keep my feet warm when the ground became icy, and these were perfect! I don't know if you need leather protection with these boots, but I do it with all of my boots, regardless of whether they say to do it or not. These boots are also really comfortable for me--I didn't need to break them in. They are my go-to when attending classes or going to a holiday party or scuffing around downtown--they really are that versatile. I had spent a lot of time trying on different ankle/low-calf boots, and I'm so glad I can stop searching!
These are really comfortable. They are not the highest quality. They look a bit cheap up close, but I have received a ton of compliments. They are easy to slip in to take the dog for a walk or my son to the park.
I was not super impressed with these. While I love the simplistic design details, they seem to be cheaply made and would not keep your feet warm. The straps at the top and ankle are a single layer of man made leather material & seem like they would fray at the edges by the end of the season.
Shellaine c - customer at Zappos.com on 11/21/2013