Let me start by saying that I have purchased a lot of Merrell shoes over the years and I love them so much, I keep coming back. I recommend them to everyone. I love the two-tone look of these boots but, if you zoom in on the image, you will see the stain has somewhat of a worn, I guess "stressed" look, so be aware of that. The ones I received have what appears to be a scrape mark near the zipper, which I guess goes along with this stressed look. I tried them on and have walked back and forth across our carpet to see how they feel, and the back folds forward into my leg as I move. I bought the Mid version of this boot (bootie) at the same time and it of course that one is not high enough to have that problem. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to send them back. For this price, I really want to love the boots. I am leaning towards sending them back.