This shoe does not live up to the PLV level of comfort that I am used to from their shoes. Both this and the Irina are exactly the same shoe sans the quilted feature. And just like the Irina, the heel is way too wide, hence slipping. I tried three different sizes, and I either had to amputate my toes, or slip and fall, in order to actually keep this shoe. Consider another one of the newer PLV styles as they seem to look a bit better in the engineering.