I bought these shoes because I was looking for blue shoes, specifically. Most of my friends have almost the same shoes, but these are the best by far. Even though they were a little more expensive, they are suprisingly more comfortable: flexible and supportive. Also, the not shiney suedeish exterior lends itself to super sexy, but more sophisticated, less trashy. These are great shoes for hanging out and going out. Outsole is very flexible and comfortable. Heel is just thick enough that you don't fall into the cracks in the sidewalk and boardwalk and mess up your heels, but still slim enough to give you that sexy stiletto look. Sole under the toes has grips, so no slipping on carpet or tile.