I was skeptical about purchasing these boots as I had poor luck with the tuffrider baroque tall boot just a few months ago. I took the chance because the price is hard to pass up. I had them expedited because I wanted to use them at show instead of using my halfchaps and paddocks. I was stunned at how they looked on me. They were ever so slightly stiff from being packaged but I wore them for two days as my regular footwear. The leather is very very soft. I am glad I took the chance because tuffrider almost lost me as a customer after the baroque tall boot failure but they really stepped it up with this boot. You won't be disappointed.