I was looking for a nice pair of sneakers for going out in and both my girlfriend an I love how these look. When I first received them they took a little breaking in and getting used to. The leather interior of the shoe is a little slippery so your foot will slide around until you can get the laces right. Also at first the edge of the tongue dug into the top of my foot and the shoe itself was somewhat stiff. But after I wore them around the house for a bit and started breaking them in, they became incredibly comfortable. This doesn't take much time and this past weekend I wore them on a trip to a museum in NYC and they were amazingly to walk around in all day.These are easily my favorite pair of going out sneakers. I will say though, I wish they had half sizes. I range from a 9 to a 10 shoe size depending on the brand, and I feel like a 9 1/2 would fit me a bit better than the size 10 pair I purchased.