This is one of the best designed boots I have seen in a while. I work inside as well as outside. The boots are never hot and they are somewhat warmer in the winter. The single inside zipper makes them easy to put on and take off. While these boots were not meant to be polished, I have found that a regular use of neutral polish will bring them to a very bright shine. Very pleased with style and wear of this boot and I intend to buy another pair.