I bought these boots because I simply loved the design. I loved the leather. I loved the shape. I loved the way they looked. I put on my blinders when I walked around in them and tried not to think about comfort, because I loved, loved, loved these boots. But the fact is that they are not terribly comfortable, and for expensive boots from New York, they aren’t terribly well made either. Yes, the construction is good, but the leather is a little thin, so it ends up looking sort of floppy. And feeling floppy too. Like I have to wear four pairs of socks. I tried putting those felt tongue pads in to take up some space so they wouldn’t feel so floppy. I tried putting two sets of those felt pads. They still feel floppy, and I never wear them. At my age, I should know better than to put the blinders on. If shoes don’t feel totally comfortable RIGHT AWAY, I shouldn’t buy them. Period. So I’m sorry I bought these boots, even though they are so incredibly beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. I can’t even bring myself to donate them to Goodwill because I keep thinking, maybe this time when I put them on they will fit perfectly and we will live happily ever after. I am sad, and I can’t imagine the foot that fits these boots. A heftier foot than mine, clearly. Sad.