Ropers are a style of cowboy boots. One of the features of them is that they have rounded toes, rather than the pointed ones you usually see. They also usually have a crepe sole. Did the ones you bought come like that? If they did, you will find that to be very beneficial. I have a pair of Tony Lamas Ropers that I wear for barn work and stuff like that. They are extremely comfortable and if you are planningto wear them to a show like CII, they will be comfortable to walk in. The only drawback you might run into is that the average cowboy boot is too short for a traditional Jedi look. Are you planning to put leather over them, or something like that?