My husband got these shoes because his favorite pair is no longer offered in the color he wanted. With these shoes, quality is not an issue because they are Born. They are true to size and are very sleek looking. He indicates that he wishes the material was more flexible because unless they are tied tightly, they rub the back of the heel a bit. He has had them for only had them for a short while, but with time the color will eventually change a bit due to the type of leather it is. He is fine with it because it adds character to the shoe, but if you're not into that kind of thing, these shoes are probably not for you.