These boots are comfortable, supportive, waterproof and relatively light (though not amazingly so). They're good value too, compared to most of the boots out there. The colours aren't terribly exciting, though this is the norm in the hiking boot market. Why can't hiking boots have all the gizmos to be found on kids' shoes e.g. flashing lights, pretty/fun details etc.? Who knows, it might make them more enthusiastic about walking and the flashing lights could even be a safety bonus, as it would make lost children easier to spot in the dark.