I bought these when I saw my friend wearing them. Sh always wears super comfortable shoes but often they are not very cute. Tese are both cute and really comfortable! Very light weight, durable, can be worn casually or a little dressed up. I got the black about 5 months ago and have worn them almost every day. They were the only shoe I brought on a recent 10-day trip to Tokyo and they survived all the constant walking. Just got them in brown a few weeks ago. The brown has a nicer looking leather. The black is more like suede and the color fades a bit, but I will just try to fix that with some polish.***Note... this shoe is not ideal for much hiking because the thin heal strap allows your heal to slip off the shoe when walking on uneven surfaces. This also causes extra stress on the side elastic, which is now stretching out a bit on the black pair. If you don't do any serious hiking in them, they should last a long time.