It can be a nervous business finding one's way into the world of 'real' shoes as I have been this last year. But thanks to Kostas' patient help I have been getting away with everything! This is my second purchase from him now. His prompt answers to my questions helped me come to my own mind that these were the right boots for me, and were indispensable in choosing the correct size for my moderately wide feet. There seems to be no compromise whatever between functionality and aesthetics with these boots. My impression after two months is that you could wear them to the wars, at same time as they are both comfortable to wear and, quite frankly, magnificent to look at. I don't see how you could lose with these ones if you want a versatile durable boot that is good for all but the most formal situations.