I love these but the helpful part of my review is to note that there is indeed some sparkle to them. I was not expecting that from the photo. It's subtle but it's a little blingy. The fit is snug based on the shoe design and pointed toe and I went up a half size and wished I had gone a full. I'm a consistent 9.5 in all my other Scotts. I was hoping these would be a good alternate to my Mr. Harrisons but have decided they are a new species entirely.