Rieker has kept the upper simple but effective, going for a jet-black suede effect, with a textured side gusset. The shaping gives a nod to the classic Chelsea boot, but with the added benefit of a side zip. The stand-out feature of this boot has got to be the chunky 5cm platform sole. A brown rim separates the sole from the upper, giving it character and taking a simple black ankle boot to the next level. A textile fleece lining spreads the whole way throughout this boot, to give you warmth and added comfort. The TPE sole is lightweight and gives a good shock absorbency.