I purchased these on sale and for the quality, I got a great deal. The chocolate brown is fairly dark, which I like. I do have brown Ariat Hiking boots and I think these would go well. I purchased the short/full calf (wider) size. They are quite narrow in the calf still. I'm going to have to carefully zip them up, go soak in the bathtub for awhile and then let them stretch out and dry. Hopefully that will do the trick. They also seem very tall, particularly for a "short" size. The bag says they're short/wide calf but they fit more like a regular height/regular calf, so I'm not sure.
Still, they're made well. The zipper is thick, the leather is nice, and the elastic seems sturdy.
The only odd part is the inside calf (which is shown in the photos). It seems almost like rubber or silicone tiny "nubs". I'm sure it's super grippy but I'd be a little careful in case it rubs the saddle.