these things are more comfortable then my regular shoes. i got mine right before they went on sale and i couldn't even be mad i paid a little extra cus these things are worth it. the separate tightening zones are amazing makes a perfect fit. i got tiny ankles and with these boots i have zero heel lift. And if your really feeling like a badass you can even wear the liners around like slippers and look real flossy. even though you might get some funny looks. super stiff and coumphy with zero heel lift makes em the perfect boots.