I was surprised by the sole on these boots. They have a "military" look about them. The sole sticks out about a 1/3 inch from the boot, not flush. The footbed is not streamlined and slender, rather has a wide almost clunky look to it. The ankle is quite loose and will probably look quite baggy when it drops. The calf fits quite nicely but the leather on the upper appears kind of thin. I got these at a very good price and as an emergency alternate for my Ariats or for trailriding so they will probably be fine. I was just surprised at their appearance. Maybe that heavy sole is what Baroque is supposed to look like.