Seeing these “ski boots” makes me feel like going skiing! Except there is one major distinction, other than lack of snow, these are way more comfortable than ski boots! Pretty much anything other than a torture device is more comfortable. And the buckles are faux in case you’re already scheduling the extra 15 minutes a day you need to get these on and off (there are side zippers). It’s hard to imagine that something so industrial can be so cool, like fashionista storm troopers, if there were such a thing. The feminine lines of the actual boot makes this easy to wear without getting all futuristic and weird. These can easily go to work without making a big fuss. And then you throw on your little dress for after! At Saks Fifth Avenue for $1495.