I love this brand and have several pair. I needed a new pair for a wedding. I ordered these thinking they were a matte black leather. When they arrived, I quickly noticed that of the 2 straps, 1 strap is matte black but the other is more of a shiny black patent leather soo you have 2 types of straps on each shoe...1is matte and the other is shiny. If both straps were matte or if both straps were shiny, that would have been okay, but to mix the 2...nah....not for me. I returned these and wore a pair of Joseph Seibels.