These were a little bit of a splurge, but totally worth it. I was looking for a nice pair of leather boots that would be lifetime-boots. I've been steering away from fast fashion and really angling for more sustainable, long-term purchases. These were not cheap, but they are the highest of quality. They're still handmade in the US, and both look beautiful and feel beautiful. They took a little breaking in, but are now my ideal shoes. I am totally sold, and I'm sure it won't be long before some other pairs make their way into my collection.