This was my second pair of these Oakley boots. These boots are the best I have ever worn, anywhere. The traction and comfort is way above par. I always joke that they are more comfortable than my slippers, but that is not far from the truth. I only have one problem with the boots. The leather on my 8" tan pair started to get holes in the leather on the sides (by the balls of the feet) after about 6 months. I hope the new 6" black pair have a little more longevity.