I considered the Alegent boots, but decided on these. Very much regretted. Right out of the box the Zipper binded up on the left boot. I'm a jailer and am on my feet from 1600 to 0400, and although they fit great and are very comfortable, the materials are very cheap. I bought a boot with the side zip, for quick removal, but they are so tight that I can barely put them on. Consider another style before going with these.