"Cute & Comfy right out the box. No break-in needed. I agree with the other reviewer about the size being just a tad small. I wear 7.5, but got the 8 based on her review & she was right. My toes are right at the tip in the 8 (barefoot), but not uncomfortably so. Because the leather is so soft & flexible, it gives a lot. And I can tell the 8.5 would be just a bit too roomy. So I'd say size up a half. The caramel color is luscious & nearly matches my skin tone giving me a long-legged appearance w/out heels when I'm only 5' 4". Sweet!"