These boots are comfortable and I was super excited at the find, until I wore them out of the house. 4 steps into my barn, the zipper ripped open from the bottom up. Luckily, one of my fellow boarders is a genius with leather working and dissected to find the problem - threading at the base of the zipper, right before it goes into the heel of the boot, had come unraveled. She wasn't able to repair it the way it should have been, due to the boot's construction (zipper goes down into heel, below sole), but she was able to do a fix that's held up through one show, at least. Hoping it stays - didn't have time to return and try to find another boot that was tall enough.