I have been eyeing these shoes up for almost a year and I finally took the plunge and ordered them recently. When the shoes arrived and I opened the box they were everything I had hoped for. Absolutely beautiful and the craftsmanship was perfect. Unfortunately, the leather was just too stiff and uncomfortable and I didn't keep the shoes. I couldn't take the chance that they would loosen up and be comfortable at that price! It broke my heart to return them.