Fantastic pair of booties! I just wore these for the first time today and they actually exceeded my expectations in almost every way. I wore them with a fuzzy but fairly thin pair of cashmere knee highs and thin knit pants
tucked in and not a hint of tightness or rubbing anywhere. The leather is very high quality and seemed to mold to my foot more and more as the day wore on. Didn't develop any sore spots, bunion pain, or anything like that. The arch support
was very adequate, felt right there where needed, the footbed cushy. These look more refined and elongating in person than in the picture. Also I thought at first that all the strappiness might be a bit too much especially with the pull-on loop in back, too busy and cowboyish, which is not my style, but actually the straps are quite subtle and sort of got lost in the slight wrinkling that appeared as the leather molded to my foot. They are comfortable for a wider foot, yet look on the narrow side when on - clean and elegant. The heel is beautifully sculpted and although not particularly light, it actually felt light on and didn't feel too high, yet definitely gives that chic high-heeled look. Also Born did it without any platforms
, which I'm a bit tired of, as they get heavy after long wear, and reduce flexibility. Not so with these. Flexible as a fine leather glove. I would not go doing any long-distance walking in them due to the heel height, but if you really have to run some errands, it won't kill you, and definitely will take you through a busy day at the office and out for dinner. I would say an overall unexpectedly suitable all around stylish and versatile business casual look. And yes, I would say you could definitely wear them with a casual skirt
or dress, with tights and even a pair of scrunchy socks
peaking over, pants
tucked in, over, whatever - just the thing for dry but cool winter days.