The softness of the color of these boots is so beautiful! It’s almost like a soft pink mauve with a lighter grayish silver. I’d thought it was a black snakeskin, but again, it’s not aggressive in its shading, just soft and feminine. Also, the comfort level is high. They’re very comfortable to walk in and I’ve worn them around the house with a thin sock to make sure I wouldn’t get blisters on any pressure points. Can’t wait to rock these at San Diego’s “Boots in the Park” and any excuse to wear them in general!