This low boot slips on. I call it light because I was working on the pattern design during a lightning storm. The leather is a purple suede with a lavender lightning bolt. The spandex purple trim stretches to your foot shape. Have I mentioned that I believe EVERYONE needs purple shoes? All shoes have a foam core mid-sole that will mold to your foot in about 8 hours of wear providing natural arch support (think of your footprint in the sand) and a rubber sole that acts as a shock absorber when you walk on concrete or hard surfaces, easing the impact on your joints. The sole is also made to be replaced when ready by me (with new foam core) or another shoe repair person. Notice the purple ‘pull straps’ above your heel that are for you to put your finger through and pull the shoe on.