While shopping for ankle boots I liked this boot, but passed it over because of the "zipper to nowhere" that can't open up the boot because it doesn't extend through the cuff. I came back to it having not found anything I like the look of better. I thought perhaps the zipper would make sense in person. Unfortunately, it does not make any sense, as it doesn't aid in entering the shoe, also it actually hits the ankle bone uncomfortably. That said, the leather is so soft that these boots will require little to no breaking in, and are otherwise comfortable, and very cute. There could be more cushioning under the ball of the foot though.