These shoes have a sort of upscale pseudo-soccer look to them, which makes them look sleek and stylish. They are NOT full-on soccer or running shoes, but more of a general athletic-style shoe, and the color and pattern allows me to wear it to work in a semi-professional setting. Very comfortable, and since I walk 2+ miles a day I'm enjoying my time with the shoes. Looking forward to more Geox shoes in my future. I wear a size 12 and the equivalent 45s were an exact fit. I have medium-width feet and the normal width is comfortable, although I lace them up a little tighter to keep them snug. The low quarter (part in the back) takes a little getting used to but is high and firm enough to keep the shoe in place.