Palladium’s are great cause you never have to break them in. I bought these to replace a pair I’ve had for years that they very sadly don’t make anymore. As that pair was not leather, I’ve found it a little hard to get used to the more combat style that these are. Also, from the pic on the website I thought the sole was green. While it is not, even when I was taking a pic of mine that sole kept showing as slightly green in the pics. These boots would have been cooler if in fact the sole was green. But I’ve kept them anyway.