I purchased these boots for the technology and the looks. They are beautiful looking. I was concerned about what size to purchase, as I have a number of foot issues and now require wider footwear. I decided to go up a size and I am glad I did. They are quite comfortable and allow me to put on a thicker sock and that is the trick to keeping a warmer foot is not having your foot in a tight foot bed. When I first put the boots on they had me walking in a different manner then what I would typically walk, but after wearing them a few times out and about, I find them super comfortable.