I don't ever, ever write reviews. I consider it sometimes, but ultimately never exert the effort. But these shoes have been such a life changer for me, I had to take the time. And while I'm sitting in a hotel on vacation, no less.
I have a bad knee, plus a degenerative back issue that makes it painful for me to walk around a ton. I'm going to Manhattan for the first time ever in a few weeks and was really concerned about how much walking I was going to need to do. I didn't want to wear tennis shoes everywhere (vanity), but needed shoes with support, so I did an overly specific Google search for "the best flats or loafers for New York City". One of the first results was a list of the best loafers for walking in NYC. These babies were at the top of the list and showed their cost at $20, so I had to click. I thought they were interesting and a little quirky looking (which is actually a plus in my book), and I loved that there were tons of colors, so I pulled the trigger, knowing I could return them if they were terrible. No need. As soon as I got them and tried them on, I was immediately hooked. The leather is super soft and supple and comfy, and the soles felt cushiony and supportive. I've been wearing one color or another almost every day for a few weeks. My plantar fasciitis isn't a problem at all anymore, I can walk around stores, work, etc. a lot longer before my back or knee starts hurting. It's been great.
Then I went on vacation in New Orleans. Holy cow, I was not expecting this. My daughter and I walked all around the French quarter, and the weather was so amazing, she asked if we could just walk back to the hotel. It was a mile away, by my feet, knee, and back felt fine, so I said sure, thinking we could stop and call an Uber at any point. We walked. It was fantastic. My daughter loved getting to see so much of the area on foot, and enjoy the beautiful weather and the hopping city at night, and I loved that I didn't have to say what I normally do, "I'm sorry honey, my knee/back can't take that". I can not suggest these strongly enough. They feel great, and I have people compliment me on how cute/cool they look almost daily. Win/Win. Laissez les bon temps rouler!!