"These boots were made for walkin, and that's just what I'll do" ...thank you, Nancy Sinatra. Thank you so much....actually I didn't buy my boots to stomp all over some poor soul. I bought them because I deserve to own the very best. Initially I ordered a pair from Amazon thru my prime acct., thinking I'd save on shipping. But, I went for the Haven Duo because I love short style boots. Oh my heavens! Toe room was minus and heel width too generous. I returned them and ventured over to Home, The Land of all things, Merrell. BINGO, and "What to my wandering eyes should appear?" No, not Clement Moore and the rest of the crew, but a banner shouting great news..."Free Shipping!" Offered by your crew! I danced thru the cyber-aisles, trying this pair and that...I dialed up headquarters and even had a chat..."Do you offer a barefoot-style boot?" ... "No,came the reply, but we have several styles that offer great comfort minus a heel!." I got out my pen and paper (That's a dadgum lie), I ran to the iPad and peeled off a note to my friends at Merrel. "Can we get a barefoot boot in the works? You know, you could use that Omni-Core heat technology throughout the footbed. Line those sweet boots with flannel...." I just kept typing away. Begging and pleading, pouring my heart out! Soon came a reply, thanking me for my note and promising me that they would refer it on to Corporate. I ordered that sweet Haven Pull. Gave 'em to myself early, just because I could. :) I'm stylin, and so should you! Comfy, easy to pull on or off and they have the cutest flair about them, especially at the back. The design makes 'em classy too! Thank you, Merrell.