I have been watching these shoes all winter when they were priced at 188.00. I'm glad I purchased them on sale because there is no justification behind the 188.00 price. They are a cute biker boot with the hidden wedge, as stated before, but the calf is just way too tight. There is no way I will be able to fit a skinny jean inside. I like them enough to take them to get them stretched. The leather is so so, not an thing special, but overall a cute boot.