My "defects": Right boot is taller by 1/2", I showed this to my sister while I was wearing them and she couldn't tell the difference. Also, right boot feels a bit narrower (tighter) by the toe than the left. This bothered me at first, but now that the boot is broken in, I don't notice it anymore. Overall, people still compliment me on the boot and it looks good. I'll give it 5 stars since we knew what were were getting into when we bought factory seconds, and we enjoyed the deep discount.