The boots are definately worth it! They feel soft and are overall good quality. I love the fine details they added, there is the main zipper as well as another side zipper which can be used to tighten or loosen the boot as needed. This is PERFECT, the boot is tight on my leg when worn with tights and looser for my jeans. My calves are slender, it is hard finding boots that fit snuglly. For girls with larger calves, the side zipper may need to be open all the time. The heels are high, but easy to walk in which is important and rare. As far as look, I looked for boots for awhile - these are UNIQUE, few other women have boots like these. The black shading/weathering also allows these boots to match black jackets as well as brown. Versatile.