I was looking for a lower dressy heel to wear on a cruise we are taking next year. I don't like wearing pumps because they never stay on my feet, so I was looking for a low heel with an ankle strap. It wasn't the easiest heel to find. After much searching I found these and really liked the classy look, they are a little pricey, but I decided to splurge anyway. The leather is very soft, the heel is flexible and rubber soled so I don't have to worry about slipping on deck while wearing these. The t-strap is PERFECT. They stay on while I walk and I think they will be very comfortable to wear on our formal nights. The only thing I noticed is that the footbed is a smooth material and my foot slides a bit in the toe. I plan to get an insert to take care of this.Also - other sites that carry these indicate the European sizing runs small, I did find this to be true. I wear an 8.5 which should have been a EUR39, but the EUR40 is what I ordered and it fits perfectly. So do yourself a favor and order UP a size...you will appreciate not needing to exchange these later.