All I know is the Courtney's appear to be very simple but well thought out boots. Simple in that I look at the inside and outside and see nothing that explains comfort. No plush soft crap or anything like that, just a whole of really well put together leather with this really quiet sole that also lasts. The laces are the best pair of laces I've ever had on a boot. That braided style helps to not slip when you're tying them up and keeps the boot tighter when you pull the laces and then tie that first knot. I can walk all day in these boots whether it be out hunting or just wearing them around and my feet are doing great when I take them off.