While nervous about ordering shoes online, I have several pairs of Thierry shoes and so knew my size and of the exceptional quality. I have bad bunions but knew the leather would be soft enough to work with (I have a bunion stretcher at home). These shoes have not disappointed and are stretching nicely. I think they are a great looking loafer and the tone on tone and weave make for a classy unique shoe!! Now I just need places to wear them!