Great shoes - I now have them in the cream and black. I wanted shoes that were comfy enough to walk 3-4 miles a day to and from the station and also be smart enough to wear all day in the office and these hit the mark perfectly. I wear them mostly without socks and have no rubbing or issues at all. Some reviewers have said they are a little on the large side, but I find that they fit on the feet very well. They just leave a bit more room for your toes to wriggle around naturally as you walk which some may not be used to. I love them!