I love these. I had never tried Danskos on before and right away they were a dream. It hardly took any time to
break them in. They are comfortable for hours. Also, I wear my Babettes without socks all the time and they
never smell or make me uncomfortable. My recommendation would be to keep them polished and watch the toes that you don't tear the leather. I got a small rip in mine early on b/c I was a little to rough on them. When I first got them I wore them to do everything. Oops. I'm now a Dansko fan!