These ankle boots are so much fun to wear! I got them in purple. They go on and off easily with the inside zipper. They're super comfortable and give enough toe room without looking silly. The suede is a slight muted purple...a perfect shade that goes with a lot of things. The sole is sturdy and like the other Springstep booties I have, flexible enough when I'm on my feet a lot. The elastic laces are for decoration, but adds a fun and cute element to them. I'm really thrilled that I found them because it's hard to find nice shoes/boots in a true purple. And, their comfort is amazing!!