If you ride a motorcycle to work and are required to wear 'over the ankle' shoes (DoD policy for on-post), this is a perfect solution. Looks like a dress/casual-dress shoe but fits the bill for 'over-the-ankle'. They are also stylish and comfortable; AND CHEAP!!! But seem to be well made and decent quality. Zippered side makes for quick on and off (like the old black Army flight boots) and means you tie them once and don't have to worry about the laces again. VERY satisfied with these boots and can now ride my motorcycle to work and not have to change into dress shoes when I get there.