Must begin with 2 caveats--I NEVER wear heels, so I was daunted by the THREE inch heel description and Born shoes are usually slightly too wide for my narrow foot. But I HAD to try these boots because of the contrasting yellow laces on the green suede. THESE boots are FABULOUS! Because of the wider heel & the lug sole, the height wasn't a problem. They are sturdy & comfy at the same time. The first day I wore them, I was in a light snow turned ice by night & felt very secure with the grip of the sole. Although my arch was slightly fatigued (from the heel height), I wore them almost 12 hours first time out! My reservations about the width of the boot were instantaneously dissolved when I laced them up & they snugly wrapped around my AA foot. The laces offer support for a variety of foot widths! I have been very pleased with the versatility of this boot, being able to wear them with jeans, skirts & even that little black dress. These Born boots have certainly helped me find my ""high-heeled"" identity!