They are definitely more walking shoes than walking boots but so comfortable. And they look good! They are pretty tough too....I survived a 2 week trek in the Himalayas to Mt. Everest Base Camp wearing these!
There is nothing wrong with the phone cover it's just a really BRIGHT, BOLD red rather than the dark red in the picture. I chose it mainly for its colour and knew as soon as it arrived I would not be using it.