I feel compelled to write a review as the only one posted is so negative. While I have only worn my boots a couple of times so far, I found them to be of typical excellent Cole Haan quality and did not see any evidence of the detailing being an adhesive decoration. They are beautiful, fun, comfortable, and well made. I have the green color and they fit true to size for me. I normally wear a 7-7½ and the 7½ was perfect. The only discomfort I felt was from the height of the heel and only because I wore these boots for about eight hours while running holiday errands. The shoes themselves are very comfortable. I hesitated for a long time before ordering them and read every review from every site that I could find and I definitely wish that I had not waited so long. I love the boots and would happily order them in another color.
I love this shoe. It is beautiful and surprisingly comfortable for a fairly high heel. It deserves only one star as it broke the first time I wore it (to work, where I sit all day). The sliding heel looks wood, but it is some stick-on material, and it is already peeling off. Very disappointed for such an expensive shoe!