These are wonderful shoes! I have never worn shoes before, and these are so soft and supple. The drawstring goes all the way around the top of the shoe, so it was simple to tighten them just a bit so they would fit snuggly on my feet. They have a cushy insole, but beware--it is stitched into the shoe. You can't remove the insoles and replace them with your own insoles. I wear them around the house every day.
I wear these all the time. I took them around S. America on a fancy cruise and. Super comfortable. I wear them with light socks.
My new go-to shoes for everywhere. depending on whether or not I will wear them with socks. These shoes are so soft and malleable, I can wear them with or without light wool socks and they fit either way.
Contradiction? No. Sometimes it just makes sense to protect your feet, but wearing makes you feel like you are going barefoot. Instantly comfortable. Soft and breathable leather. This is my third pair in the past 2 or so years and each pair bought only because even the best leather wears out eventually. My favorite to wear after a day in heels.
I ended up returing these because I have a pair, Franco Sarto, that look almost identical. These are very comfortable shoes, I highly recommend them. I'm a first grade teacher, so I'm on my feet all day and these shoes fed help me to achieve this! I have several different pairs of shoes from this designer and I feel the same as I do with all of the them......comfort!!