"I love heels so I am used to living in mild to severe discomfort. Not with these! They are so comfy, I might as well be wearing sneakers!! I can wear these to work, at night, while traveling, and I don't have to carry a spare pair of flats. I'm extremely impressed. I'm only 5' but they don't look bulky on me at all. You can tell that they are big shoes from the side view, but they don't look massive from the front or back. They fit true to size... I am somewhere between 6.5 and 7, usually 7, I got a 7 and I can wear it with or without socks. I did read a few reviews that said the leather scuffs and chips off easily. Even if that happens, I still think these shoes are totally worth the cost. They are a dream to walk in and they look fantastic with long dresses or skinny jeans/tights."