You're going to love the height and style you get when you have boots like these to wear. The skater style of the boots comes higher on the ankle and is completely sturdy with every step. Inserts of reptile style material is places in the bridge of the foot as the tongue as well as along the sides in strips. The other parts of the upper are finished leather. This includes the sections which run vertically in the ankles which feature a zipper on the outside. Laces are fed through metal eyelets to make sure you're going to have an easier time maintaining the kind of fit you're looking for without having to retie them every time you put them on thanks to the zipper. Thick creeper style rubber heels have a built in wedge to offer you additional height as well as textured ridge base to maintain your footing on practically any surface.