I bought a brown pair of these shoes at the J&M store at the Charlotte airport. My primary concern was comfort, but I still I'll wanted the shoes to look good. I have been extremely happy with this shoe. In fact, the reason I am on the J&M website is to purchase a black pair. When I saw the one-star review, I just had to comment. My only trepidation is that the black shoe has a brown sole (not sure I like that), and the cost is a little high (I bought my brown pair on sale). I really do love this shoe though.