I have been a repeat customer of Dansko shoes for about 10 years. As a schoolteacher who is always on her feet, I cannot recommend a better line of shoes. I would describe myself as conservative, but I have received so many compliments on the stylishness of these pair of shoes. They give you the height of a pair of pumps, but with lots of stability, and comfort. I am afraid to wear them out too soon from daily use, so I have ordered a second pair in brown. If you are new to Dansko, be prepared to adjust to the 1-finger-width gap between your heel and the back of the shoe (it makes it look like your shoes are too big for you); however, a smaller size won't give you the comfort and support that is afforded by the unique Dansko design. I am not really into shoes, and yet I am ashamed to admit that I have become a Dansko-enthusiast. I won't wear anything else, but this is because Dansko truly makes a good pair of shoes.