I just got these today and as I opened the box I thought "I sure hope these are worth the money"; I put them on - and - THEY ARE!! VERY comfy - good arch support - and I have a fairly high arch - good all-around support and cushioning; I like the fact that most of the 'upper' is leather. The lining (part next to your foot) FEELS like soft split leather - WONDERFUL next to your feet. I wanted a pair of shoes for spring-early summer to wear w/out socks, but when it's still a little chilly for flip-flops. These look great w/ jeans, capris, or shorts - even casual skirts. The higher edge around the back works great to keep your foot in the shoe as you walk. Nice flexible sole; great sporty casual shoe!