These boots are very cute, but the heels are made out of a hard type of foam. I imagine they may not be the most durable for long term wear - especially in rain or snow, but they are very fashionable and decent quality.
They run about a half-size big, and unfortunately, because of the clearance-pricing I purchased them on, were not return/exchangable. Also, the quality of the material was adequate for a discounted price, but I would not be willing to pay their full retail value with how thin they are.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these boots! They are the real deal and they lace up and DO NOT have the zipper on the side, so not combat. I have received so many compliments on them and have been asked where they can buy them. I will definitely be getting the other color offered in these, thanks GROUPON and Yoki.