These boots are above awesome! Wore them straight out of the box - was having a drink at the restaurant bar and a woman kept looking at my shoes, when I say 'kept looking', I mean exactly that. Finally she told me she loved my shoes! They can be dressed up or down - I am more of a casual (black jeans leather jacket) kind of girl - they are beautiful, funky, classy! And I almost forgot, yes, these are extremely comfortable - could wear them all day.