i love shoes, just as much as the next chick out there. and boots are my downfall. this winter, i was able to get my hands on some lovely 'leanne' doc martens that definitely don't look like traditional docs (which i still love) but are the perfect blend of everything i love in a boot. tall, black, leather, laced up AND zipped, with a RUBBER wedge heel. and best of all, these babies are just as comfortable as any flat boot that i already own. seriously. i can walk all day in these and my feet don't hurt in the least - and they don't make any noise on the office tile floors. a splurge, most definitely yes. but, hopefully, like all the other pairs i own, these will last for years and years!!!! thank you, doctor!