i plan to only wear them with skinny/straight pants. i'm too tall to wear heels, and they look too fancy/try to hard, on me.. but my frye boots are knee-high and with skinny pants, cut me off at the knee in a weird VERY thigh-enhancing way. so short boots were the best compromise.
i would have picked something more like a short boot than a bootie, but these were super well made and super cheap and there. so i went for it.
at least they aren't peep toe
which are public enemy #1.