I purchased these shoes because I didn't have $2000 to spend on the same shoe made by Berlutti. With attention to detail (like all J&M shoes) and classic good looks I noticed women and men alike giving me the once over but stopping on the shoes for just a little longer than they should. Cha-ching! Gotcha! This is my 4th pair of J&M shoes and even the older pairs still look and feel nice. Order 1/2 size larger than your normal shoe size.