I buy handmade Italian leather shoes because I'm frugal. I expect them to fit well, be very comfortable, be repairable, last a long time, and look classic. These shoes do well regarding comfort and classic look. I think they will be repairable. They have leather soles and separate heels. My concern with the heel is that it is partly integrated with the sole. And it doesn't appear to be very rugged. Time will tell.