I have purchased these shoes for the last 4-5 years. Usually in black and brown but I also have a light brown pair. They are my everyday go to shoe and my dress up shoe as all. I usually where ankle length skirts and they look fine with casual blue jean skirts or dressy skirts since with my very long skirts only the toe is seen. I spend my summers in Jerusalem where I walk about 3 miles each day. They are great for walking. The shoes are sturdy and polish well with my homemade shoe polish of lemon juice and olive oil. The soles last forever. The tops are very durable and have never worn out a pair due to the material. I only wear them out because I pronate and eventually kill the support.