These boots are really comfortable. I can't usually walk in heels for very long, and certainly not outside a nice flat carpetted area. Heels are usually reserved for work, where I'm typically sitting for most of the day. I thought these boots would be a good pair for helping me work up towards being able to walk around outside in something other than my usual trainers or hiking boots, and they've done just that. The sizing is just perfect- there is no need to guess at a larger or smaller size with these boots, and the fit is super comfortable. I originally bought these boots in brown, but decided to buy them in black also as a more suitable work shoe. I also bought a second pair of the brown boots for when the first pair wear out, because I love them so much, wear them so often, and the price is so good too. Given the quality of the boots though, I don't think they will wear out any time soon. I can actually walk around outside in these boots for quite some time, and they've never given me trouble. I think the brown boots may well be leather, they have a very soft feel, and the fabric guide sticker that came on the boots suggests they are leather. And I have no problem driving in them, something unheard of for me and even the smallest heel.