Having tried to buy several pairs of shoes online & been frustrated by shoes that are about a size too small & very uncomfortable, these were a pleasant surprise. I didn't especially want patent leather shoes but I did want nude & the style is so great & they are so comfortable despite the moderate stiletto heel that I will definitely keep them. They are a very well-made shoe and the inner sole is nicely cushioned for comfort. They feel well-balanced; you don't wobble at all on the narrow heel, even though I'm out of practice with stilettos. You get what you pay for!