Really, they are. I am absolutely obsessed with Loeffler Randall. It started with their boots, flats and heels, and then I discovered their clothing line that is now carried by most of the big department stores and on a great number of online shopping sites. I have a version of each of these boots, I have the flat ones in black with no buckle and the heeled ones in a color called "cuoio" with the buckle. I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on both of these boots whenever I wear them - and they really are comfortable to walk in! Love.