Love my Cate's!
I ordered these in black about a month ago and i have to say i absolutly love them!! They are warm and gorgeous, and made very well. The only thing that annoys me is that when I'm wearing them with skinny jeans, the inner elastic part of the boot pushes my jeans up the shaft of the boot and bunches them up so that I have to readjust my jeans every hour or so. But the look of them is worth the fuss...
I also have the Sorel Joan of Arctic boot and these are far more comfortable than them, there is really no break in period for the Cate's, whereas i am still having some problems with the Joan's and pain in the right ankle section.
*FYI, in some pictures the sole of the black Cate's look white, which i was nervous about, but when i got them I found out the sole is actually a light/medium grey color. You can see what it looks like on www.sorel.com.
I also saw a notice on sorel's site that these boots were noted on Oprahs show a couple days ago as being a must have for 2011! I def think so...and you will get compliments everywhere you go!