Just got these in today in brown and black. They are exactly what I wanted in an ankle boot in fit, texture, color, and shape. I absolutely love the wide duck toe box on these boots. They are comfortable with just a little stiffness that will surely break in nicely. I haven't have Born's in quite some time mainly because of styling. These fit the bill perfectly! Jeans and khaki's will go very good with this style. I'll start wearing them today. by the way, mine are completely dull in finish which is what I was hoping for. The pictures here show a soft sheen which was a little dressier than I wanted.