I had purchased a pair of Sorel Joan of Artic boots and loved the way they looked but they hurt to wear. They rubbed against the back of my leg just above my ankle. So I ordered these and like them so much better! They are not heavy and cumbersome like the others were. They are cute and functional. An awesome Moosejaw employee had them shipped to the store first so I could try them on. Very happy with my purchase!