I really wanted to like these, I love the way they look and was planning on wearing them a lot. Unfortunately they are not as comfortable as they look. I am glad I bought these on sale and didn't pay the full price. I actually bought two pairs because the first one was too small for me, even though it was my size. I should have read the reviews before I bought them. Then I ordered a second pair, since I was determined to make this work (that's how much I like how they look). Alas, the bigger size made things a little better but not great. The shoes are overall loose but really hurt my toes when walking. That is probably because they are rather hard. I am not giving up on them, so I am wearing them on days that I know I am not going to walk a lot and hope that they will become softer with use. However, it is becoming a pain. Recently I bought a pair of Keen shoes in a similar style and they have been comfortable since day 1. This is what shoes should be like!