These are really cute little shoes! I got them to wear to a trade show in Las Vegas with some pants that are not long enough to wear with taller shoes. They required no break in, and they have adequate padding under the feet. If you are someone who needs arch support, you will want to put an insert into the shoe. They are very cute, and look smart - I was a bit concerned that they would look like old lady shoes (I'm 32), but the little metal rivets make them look a bit more hip. And, I drive a stick shift car and tend to wear out the back of my shoes quickly - the backing on these comes in handy for me in a very functional way! My only complaint is that the synthetic material makes my feet get really sweaty in the shoes on a hot or humid day. I didn't notice this while wearing them in the air conditioned hotel trade show environment. Because of this, they may not be a great choice for someone living in a hot climate.
I was so excited to find a navy blue ballet flat and knew that Zappos would be my best bet. As usual, their search function made it very easy to find what I wanted. And the shipping was as fast as they say. Love the shoe. Have others like it and find that they are very comfortable even when walking quite a bit. They are also good for people like me with some bunion issues as they conform to your feet and are flexible.
As a teacher, I am always looking for a cute flat that is comfortable with support. This shoe is exactly that. As soon as I put it on I could tell that I was going to love these shoes. I got the natural linen, and was disappointed when I saw how much darker it was than in the picture. I exchanged for the leopard print. I want them to make a brown!
This is the first pair of flat shoes I can actually love. I have extremely sensitive feet with some arthritis and as a late 20-something it's hard to find stylish yet comfortable shoes. These are it. My heel doesn't flop out of them like other shoes of a similar shape. They are extremely comfortable and my feet breathe a sigh of relief. I'm going to buy them in several colors!