Definitely a piece of art--as in, good enough to put up on display on my bedside table when not being worn--I don't want it to get scuffs! My friends and friend's parents think they're beautiful, as do I, of course. High arch to get used to though I wear plenty of 3-4inch heels. I think tall when walking. It's like when walking on your plantar area, like wearing imaginary heels, so that you don't place so much weight on your heels and make pounding noises when walking. Sitting can be a bit awkward-- drivingwise -- because I'm wary of indenting the edges of the heel tip, so gotta work those thigh muscles and make that 90degrees knee bend. I asked one of the online sales-persons from another site, whether they're true-to-size; (since I'm normally 7.5M in tennis shoes) she said she'd personally go with an 8 for me, since her feet swell in heels, but that this style is generally true-to-size so staying with a 7.5 would fit just fine. However, I went with my gut since I always get a 7M in boots and heels, which otherwise tend to be too long and fall off, and I'm glad I did with this. The toe tip would've been much longer and clowny with a 7.5. As it is, 7 has enough toe-leeway and then some; in fact, 6.5W might've even been more perfectly snug if they did make Wides. Overall, I love wearing them anywhere and everywhere that has solid ground. They make me smile. Like a bad-A fairy that could dominate.