Buyer beware: our shoes came covered in a black grease like substance that we didn't notice until we had packed them in our suitcase....along with vacation clothes. After 3 baby wipes and a paper towel and it was still coming off, I gave up.
My son needed dress shoes for a recent formal event, and I was searching for shoes that would look very nice, would be comfortable for my always-wears-tennis-shoes son, and wouldn't cost an arm-and-a-leg given that I don't expect him to wear dress shoes very often. These shoes completely met and even exceeded my needs. The price point was ideal and the shoes looked great. And best of all, my son said the shoes were comfortable. I would definitely recommend these shoes to someone looking for nice shoes for a special occasion.