These are the best-looking Merrell shoes I've received (and I have a dozen). The reddish color complements any color clothing and the vertical opening on the top has a slimming effect. Sadly, I had to return them. The left shoe was comfortable; it supported my foot well and fit perfectly. However, the right shoe was more narrow and it squeezed my foot uncomfortably. I've never had this happen with a pair of shoes before so I held up the two shoes to see if one shoe looked more narrow than the other. I think the right shoe looks more narrow. I rated it a 3 because I give it a 5 for appearance but a zero for fit.