The similarity between these and my favorite kicks of all time are what makes me a fan of the High Top Buckle Boot by Ash. I think calling them high top is an understatement, but calf top doesn't sound as cool. Worn in already so you don't have to do the dirty work with buckled straps that give you a punk/rock vibe. They come in black of course, but I prefer this color best. It's a gray distressed leather that would look so fresh with a pair of black leggings or skinny jeans. They are the rebels "Chuck Taylor's", boots and sneakers, certainly not something you're gonna see everywhere. And on those days when you want to rock em low key style, just wear your jeans over them....instant kicks!