These shoes are very cute and have significantly helped to alleviate my heel pain. I especially like having the ability to remove the decorative strap. For the price, these shoes should be real leather, but I purchased them for the built-in orthotics. They are comfortable, but I wish they had some cushioning. They are quite hard, and for some unknown reason there are painful little bumps all over the foot bed. Overall, I am pleased with my first pair of Vionic shoes.