These shoes are very stylish, especially compared to my Encore pair last year. Very pretty and super comfortable from the moment I put them on. They are roomy enough to wear them with the new thinner wool socks out on the market. I have also worn them with thinner trouser socks and they fit perfect also. They have a nice inner sole that grips to the socks so wearing thinner socks doesn't make the shoe feel to big. Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase.