This is the exact same boot as my very 1st pair of cowboy boots, Dan Post lizard in black. I wore them everyday for over 20 years. I still have them (they're 30yo now). The lizard is extraordinarily durable and gorgeous on. Take good care of them, keep the lizard & leather moisturized. My black ones have been resoled and reheeled 5 times. I put them through the ringer riding & showing horses, through dust, dirt, mud, rain, dancing and daily wear! They've got so much character now. I'll never give them up! And now, I'm going to get this fabulous pair in red lizard! YeeHaw!!!