I waited for several weeks until these boots were *finally* available in my size. They are absolutely as cute and stylish as the photos. I was thrilled... until I tried to lace them. I sort of can't explain the styling, but the laces are behind and under the flap in the back, and then they tie around the front in a weird sort of way. You can adjust the fit, but it means adjusting at about three points. Very time-consuming and challenging for me (a woman of a certain age). All in all, they just didn't work for me; instead, I wimped out and ordered the zipper model. Easy on and off.