When I bought these boots, I liked the fact they had a long shaft, but along with the long shaft I didn't think about the lacing up of the boot. I am a disabled person who can not bend over very well, and the lacing, I could see would be a problem. I didn't get to wear them before I had to send them back. I did like the looks and the feel of the boot and could tell they would be very warm.
I purchased this for my husband, who tends to be cold very often. He loves it! He says that it keeps him really warm and he's outdoors a lot in the cold weather. I'm back to purchase another one for him.