Fourth pair of black suede Chelsea boots. First were amazing, lasted four years, and I wore them every day. Second pair were cheaper and lasted three months. These were my fourth and only lasted 6 months before the sole wore out. Not good value for the price. I am busy and don't have time to waste on buying boots that only last 6 months. I would rather pay much more and have something that lasts longer. The heals are not real wood and the stitching is just decorative. Great if you are going to wear them occasionally. Not great for everyday use.