I love these moccasins
! They are just adorable, and really comfortable despite the lack of arch support
. There was no breaking in required, it was like slipping on a comfortable pair of slippers
from the first. The color is a bit cooler (I have the taupe) than my display shows it, closer to grey than taupe, but I still like it. Quality construction. The only thing is that they are moccasins
, which means unlined suede. I stated that they felt wider than marked because they do stretch out along the sides. I held them up to other shoes of the same size and the sole is not wider, it is just that the side panels have stretched out because of the inherent flexibility of suede. I was considering returning them for half a size smaller because of this, but I found out that you can shrink suede a bit by holding it over steam and letting it dry in the sun and then conditioning it so I think that I am just going to do that occasionally whenever they stretch out. All in all, I do not think that I would wear them to a job where I was standing up all day, or anything where the wool on the toes might be in danger of being roughed up, but they certainly are comfortable for running
errands or a night out or even a walk in the park!