I bought these boots with a lot of city-walking in mind, and they would be perfect if the calves weren't so narrow--mine are about 14.5 and these boots seem like 14" -- I could barely zip them up. The zipper also doesn't go all the way down, either, so the first couple times I had to really work to squeeze my heel through, even though I have very small feet and narrow heels. But once in, if not for the tight fit around the calf, they were very comfortable and would be perfect for wearing with pants and skirts!
Another thing: the picture here is wrong. If you want the rusty colored straps order "multi" -- "Cinnammon" colored is all one color (a very nice shade of dark brown). The leather on these boots is very nice, and I'm trying my luck with the older version of these boots -- Merrell Tetra Launch which are supposed to be 14.75" in the calf.