I was looking for a pair of casual shoes that weren't as clunky as my regular skate shoes but still had a sneaker feel to them. These are great for that purpose. The sole is thick and sturdy and I love the neon green underside; it contrasts really well with the gray. The shoe itself feels really soft on the outside, and the design is really cute. One of the little bronze dots fell off but it's not a big deal; I just hope the rest will stay on a little better. The shoe is really comfortable to wear and looks good with sweats or yoga pants or jeans; it's fall right now (I don't think these would be warm enough for winter wear) but I think they'll also look great in the spring or early summer with shorts. They are a little difficult to get on unless you loosen the laces almost all the way down, but once you actually get them on, they fit fine, no rubbing or irritation on the heel or toes. I am a true size 6.5 and the 6.5 in these shoes fits perfectly.