I adore these shoes. I wore my first pair of red ones, almost daily for a year. They are still great, but I scuffed the very soft leather across the toe. They are now work shoes and I bought a new pair of red ones. I do not wear other shoes anymore, I can feel the strain in my feet and back, so I am pretty much permanently hooked on these shoes.I just bought a black pair as a neutral to go with my other clothes. I fear that they will be discontinued so I may have to buy a life time supply! One flaw, they can gap, if made wrong. I did send one pair back that gapped too much (purchased on-line from an outlet store. I also went to an outlet store and found the same problem in the shoes they had there).