Thanks for all the replies. I kind of figured as much, just wanted to get others' opinions. My previous boots were salomons and they were decent, but they had the pull laces, which I am not much of a fan. They started pinching my feet this year...I'm guessing my feet changed after pregnancy, not bigger, just different...but I digress. These boots feel so magical on my feet already, so I'm glad to hear you all like the boas.