Recent trend of boots comes with a boa at the top which is emphasized by folding it down (fashionable). You can choose to hide the boa by having the whole thing up. The boot in the picture was snatched up during sale, at a bargain of 8,400yen. What turns me on is its extremely good quality and that its “Made In Japan” which I must admit that I have a sore spot for.
It seems durable enough.