I knew I wanted a pair of natural (light colored) python boots and spent months looking for the right pair at stores, on websites, etc. I found a real nice pair at another store but they were $90 more than the pair on the Cavender's website. Not only that, but the uppers on the other boots were brown, whereas the uppers on the Mahan boots are black. I liked the contract between the black/white much more than the brown/white. Combined with the fact they were priced so well, I'm really happy that I chose to go with the Larry Mahan python boots from Cavender's. The size runs true. Got them via UPS in two days also.