The boots were not the color that's pictured. They're more purple than black. What's more problematic is the horrible chemical smell. They arrived packed with some awful "freshener" packets that stunk up the whole house. I guess those were to cover the chemical odor. I thought that the off gassing would dissipate with airing out the boots, but they still have this horrible smell that is very noticeable, and not just to the person wearing them. I don't know what the materials are, but I have concerns about toxicity. I'm trying to return them, but am not getting much response from customer service. It's been two weeks, and no follow up. The boots are super cute, but not worth the $$.