I had been looking for a good pair of riding boots for some time. I really wanted a pair with good details, not just a plain tall boot. It seemed like every pair I really liked was sold out but luckily I stumbled upon these at Nordstrom Rack right after Thanksgiving. Initially, the one thing that bothered me was the small wedge. I think I mentioned this before, but I was hoping it would either be a flat boot or a taller wedge. Anyways, I have since gotten over that and absolutely love these. I feel like I'm cheating on my heels when I wear them. Is this how it starts? First you trade them in for cute, low wedge boots, then flats and then the next thing you know, you don't even bother to change out of your gym shoes?? I'm kidding (partially) But yes, I do love these. I own them in black too:) The leather's great, comfort is great...the whole nine.