These were given to me by a relative a couple of years ago. They are not necessarily in line with my low-key style, but I thought having the tips of these shoes poking out under a pair of jeans would be a nice change from wearing black or brown shoes everyday.
The surface has a great ropelike surface. I am very into color and texture and these boots have a healthy dose of both.
These were made in Italy. The whole entire boot is leather, the exterior body and the sole. They have a low two inch square heel with a tapered toe. The sole of the shoe is very smooth. It does not have great traction, so walking in any sort of inclement conditions is a "no no" with these.
I think they've held up fairly well considering they are a pre-owned pair of shoes. I have a pet peeve with this area by the toe that is all scrunched up. I think it looks bad and it annoys me, but it doesn't irk me so much that I feel the need to donate them.