I have been wearing these Gigis for about a week now. Upon receiving them I was surprised at how sparkly they are. I undoubtedly have a sparkly personality so no worries there. However, some might find the sparkle to be juvenile. The shoes are comfortable from day 1. No needed feeling of "breaking them in". However, if you do not keep your toenails to before the tip of your toe, you may want to buy a half size bigger. I'm sad to say it fits much loose in the heel. I purchased these for work for a more professional shoe than sneakers, as I am a quick service manager who works long hours on my feet. I think they will be perfect for those days, but not as easy to run around in as I had hoped. I did purchase a can of waterproofing spray they day I received them as I didn't want the light color to become stained or the mesh fabric to get wet. After several coats of spray and a couple of days of dishes and splashes I highly suggest you do the sam, for the sake of lengthening the life of the shoe. Beautiful and comfortable nonetheless.