I purchased these boots in black right before going on a ski trip to Snowmass Colorado this winter. They were awesome! They were the only shoe that I took on the trip, and I wore them everywhere. Looked sharp for nights in the village, and down for breakfast in the hotel in the morning. I have a high arch and have never been able to find a boot that fits like these. Warm, comfy and stylish. I live in Michigan, and have also worn them everywhere at home. They have it all! Now I want a pair in the Shitake!