I ordered four pairs of Oxfords, since I am always skeptical of comfort (I don't believe in "breaking shoes in") in trying any shoes. I opened these first since they were my first choice, and didn't even bother opening the other three pairs of shoes after I tried these on. These feel like butter wearing them even barefoot. No weird hardness at the heel that some shoes have, no rubbing anywhere in the toes, and met arches feel great. I know I could walk around the city in these without a problem. They are exactly as pictured, with the metallic being obvious, but not obnoxious. I know I can wear them with jeans, work slacks, and skirts and dresses of various lengths. Get them!
These shoes get more comfortable with wear. The colors are for folks that want to add a bit of flash to their wardrobe; not for the timid. I frequently get positive comments on these kicks. The shoes dress up a pair of jeans or slacks. Add a sporty jacket or other top and you are dressed for most informal occasions. I love them and want a second pair.
These shoes are fantastic! I'm on my feet for most of the day and these shoes stood the test of a 10 hour shift. Extremely comfortable, some arch support and like the first reviewer said, they really do get more comfortable the longer you wear them. Worth EVERY PENNY!