They are mine, all mine!
DH really likes them, the heel is perfect for both my arch and the ball of my foot, and the black makes them just subtle enough.
As DH put it, I don't feel like I'm walking with a sign saying, "Behold, citizens! I am wearing tall boots today!"
The even better news is that now I am probably breaking even on them or even making a little petty cash. I finally had the epiphany that I just don't enjoy styling my tall brown boots, so I'm going to sell those and some tall black ones that will be redundant with the Uggs. I will have to get my dose of brown in my shorter boots.
The exception will be my triple lace boots, which a) count as art! and b) are easier to style because of the great, wide expanse of black laces.
*clapping hands* I love it when things start making more sense...