They look nice, but the closing mechanism is just awful. Essentially a string that wraps around a series of flimsy buttons (these have a bad habit of popping off; I've already lost two on each boot). Also, it is really difficult to get a close fit around the ankle, as the material wants to puff out. Not worth it
Definitely only costume boots. For a good fit, too much tension has to be put on the tie and that pulls the lightly sewn buttons and material too much. Additionally, in sizing, the numbers should be considered the outside ones only. Also, no extra material for individuals with muscular legs. I returned mine.