Cute boots but not for barefoot use
I was looking for a leather, water-resistent version of my "famous brand" aussie boots. Unlike a lot of "shearling lined" boots where the shearling ends at the foot, and only the shaft is lined, these are in fact shearling lined all throught the boot including the entire foot area all around it and of course the insole too (except for the little section that cups the heel, that is leather, to "reduce wear" according to the overland rep I emailed.) However, I sent them back bc the zipper is not insulated in any way or even padded, it allows cold air in, and rubs against my ankle painfully, so I can't wear these barefoot the way I do my beloved aussie shearlings. I will keep looking, but its a cute boot and warm, if you're going to wear socks, that is. PS i have skinny calves the the shaft on these gapped a bit, so that was also a factor. PPS - the shearling is NOT white or cream as it seems in the picture, it's more a pale grey, not as cute for that to be showing but that is just my opinion.