I am still searching for hybrid wedge-hiking boots. These are very nice, but squeezed my entire foot terribly. After opening the box and putting one on, I didn't even bother putting on the other one and trying to stand up! It was so tight I could see each toe outlined against the leather because the toebox was so narrow. Also, the color is kind of yucky... not the rich chocolate I see on my screen, but kind of an unattractive pinkish-mauvey-brown? Not easy to describe, and not easy to coordinate with anything else in my wardrobe.