These shoes are very attractive. I was looking for something that looked neat, but not too dressy. Days that you might wear jeans
and a nice top, or slacks. You want a little more of a dressy look, but not heels, and not sandals
. I almost never buy a shoe made out of this type material - some man-made leather imitation. I have a critical eye, and I could not tell these were not leather. I actually looked at the markings inside the shoe to be sure. They are comfortable, and look very nice on. I got the 'Edgewood', (a champagne-goldish neutral), and it's great. I also like the 'Thunderstorm/Gunmetal', but it's summer, and so I went with the lighter color. (I also think the darker color looks more dressy, and I wanted something in the middle.) Sizing: In a close-toed shoe, I typically wear a 9M. Because of the reviews, I ordered a 9.5 Wide. The width was a perfect fit for me, (like a normal M), but I thought the 9.5 was a little long. I reordered the 9C, and found it to be too short. Bottom line, this shoe does run shorter than typical sizing, but it seemed more longer than 1/2 size would typically be. I kept the 9.5 W - I really like the shoe, and the strap at the back is adjustable if needed. When I stood in it and walked around, the bit of extra length was not a problem.