These are very sharp-looking boots, and I've received several compliments on them in the few weeks that I've had them. And when I tell them, people can't believe that these are Merrell boots. They're durable and comfortable on my feet. My only complaint is that I wish there was some type of padded collar around the ankle -- the boot created some discomfort and rubbing on the back of my ankle for about two weeks. Other than that, they're very good boots.