I have two pairs of the Ros Hommerson Maple style (simple ballet flat with a thin tie bow), which has been discontinued. They have always been comfortable and great for all season wear with skirts and slacks.I wanted a pair in the pewter shade. Tried the Mercy for something different than a ballet flat, but the fit was not right for me. They seemed wide (and I don't have a narrow foot) and the open toe cut a bit.So I decided to try these, since the style is similar to the Maple. They feel just as comfortable as the Maple, right out of the box. I love the look with the petal effect. Really cute.The pewter is a great neutral shade for year round wear and can be dressed up or dressed down. It's a very versatile style.