I purchased these because I needed a "dressier" boot that I could wear with business casual clothing. Not the shoes fault at all but, I didn't pick up on the fact that the shoes have a white sole until I pulled them out of the box (it's right there in the picture, it just didn't register for me). The shoes appear, with one exception, to be well built. I do believe I am going to like these.
One note however, on the back of the boot is a leather pull tab. DO - NOT - PULL - ON -IT! It is cheaply made (very surprising considering how well the rest of the boot is made). I pulled on mine as I was tugging them on and the leather instantly snapped. I was not pulling on it that hard. Apparently, that pull tab is just for show.
Despite this one issue, I still give this shoe a thumbs up.