I was skeptical at first on the chukkas, but they grew on me. They are easily one of the most comfortable shoes I've worn. That color goes for a premium because all the recent colors that have come out are blah. You also have to consider size 12.5 is not an easy size to get, let alone that colorway. If you're not set on that color, you might want to consider waiting for the next batch to come out. I'm personally looking forward to this one.