I purchased these shoes for a New Years party. When they arrived they seemed fine. They were comfortable and had minimal odor. I only wore them the one evening. Jump ahead 2 and 1/2 months and we notice a foul odor in our house. It turns out to be the shoes, they are giving off an unbelievably strong foul odor. They are now living in the garage awaiting a trip to the dump. I would like to take this time to apologize, ahead of time, to the dump for placing such a foul odor at the dump.