These boots are SO comfortable. I bought them in Lead and they're so much more beautiful in person than on-line. Their a taupe warm gray, very nice! Pikolinos makes very good quality shoes. If you have feet which are a bit on the narrow side like me, you can tighten the boot with the laces. The almond shaped toe doesn't scrunch my toes. The arch is moderate, not too high and not flat, I can wear these boots walking around town for hours and hours. No break in required due to the quality of leather and flexible sole.