I have owned these boots for 4 months. I only use them for clinics and shows. THEY HAVE FALLEN APART. At first it was the heel, completely fell off within the first month. then the leather separated from the sole on the inside of the boot. I had a horse show to attend so i spent $100 getting these issues fixed. At my show, the silver Tuffrider medallion at the top of the boot fell off, it left two large holes and looked ridiculous. 3 days later the zipper broke. Do not purchase these, they fall apart, and i haven't had any success on any sort of compensation.