When I need to find a trendy, comfortable, stylish pair of shoes, my "go to" has always been Dansko! Over the years, and especially during my active teaching career, I have depended on Dansko shoes of ALL styles for comfort, durability, and attractiveness. I still own two pair of Danskos that are at least 5 years old, and they don't look a day over one....and, that even includes their soles!! This latest pair are so perfect for a bit of "dressiness", as well as for daytime outfits. And, I have no doubt that with their rich color and sturdy "strap" design, this pair will also do me "proud", no matter my travels take me. What a satisfying purchase for me!!