I love these boots~ I had to buy them and trade in my high-heels because I need to wear orthodic inserts to walk and they didn't fit into any other shoes of mine but these. They're a bit heavy at first but if anything they'll strenghten your legs. I ended up shortening the longest chain because it kept scraping against the ground when I walked and I didn't want it to break. They've lasted me about a year now and the ankle of the boot is incredibly strong (usually they'd have floped by now). Just keep these babies clean and they'll be your best friend (or in my case, my walking lifeline).