Putting these boots on for the first time, I was pretty surprised by how comfortable they are. Maybe I'm just used to old world boot manufacturers like Wolverine and Red Wing that don't have any padding in them, but the Clae boots made me feel like I was walkin' on air. They're substantially lighter weight than most boots I'm used to, which helps with comfort and fatugue. A zipper on the inside of each boot helps you quickly get them on or off, and the Vibram sole ensures you have a solid grip on the road-- wet or dry. The waxing on the suede helps make them a little more water repellant, but let's be real, it's still suede which means it will absorb oils and dirt over time (hey, i like it when my things show a little wear). For a comfortable, casual boot at a great price that can stand up to some good, but not too extreme riding, Clae knocked it out.