I wore these shoes to work, where I am standing and walking around the office for several hours a day. They were very comfortable, however, they do seem too narrow. The sides of the shoes felt too narrow; the sides of my feet were kinda hanging off the sides. As the leather stretches, so will the rest of the shoe, but I am unsure of the narrowness. As far as the leather goes, it does bleed. When I cross my legs, my shoes touch sometimes. From one day of wear, they beige color has faded, with black from the leather of the other shoe. My skin, too, has some black coloring from the same thing. Be mindful of this and I am looking now into some leather sealer.