I wanted some of these... but then I tried them on, and TBH I didn't think they were all that!
I was after a smart pair of boots and gaiters for competing as I don't get on with long boots. Went to local tack store, and tried them and was disappointed. They weren't as comfortable as my Mountain horse boots and chaps (nor as flexible) and I ended up getting a pair of Mountain Horse Supreme Rider long boots... as suggested by OH! They are so flexible and soft, and don't need breaking in at all!!
Of couse this is my opinion, and I'm sure there are peeps out there who will say different!