To be perfectly honest, I was expecting a little clunkiness in these boots from the pics, but decided to order them for a try any way. I received my order, have put the boots on and am quite convinced that I may NEVER take them off. There is no heaviness to them; they are very light. Fit like a glove. I'm now looking at the other Born boots, which, I'm sure will be next on my purchase list! You simply have to put a pair on to understand!