Very comfortable. I ordered my regular size and they fit better than most shoes
. Just enough room to be comfortable without being loose. My feet don't feel all squished up like they usually feel wearing high heels. I like the detail, but I think they will look better (on me anyway) with pants. I wore them with a skirt and they were so comfortable. But for me, because I think my feet look big, I will wear them with slacks. Or, if I do wear them with a skirt, I think I will wear black tights. The materials cover just a little bit more than your average pump, so I think that is what I notice. But it is so much nicer than showing toe cleavage. You certainly won't have that problem here. Also, the material is soft and comfortable from the first time you wear them. Unlike all leather uppers that take time to break in. If you need a really comfortable pair of classic black pumps -- here you go. Also, the criss-cross detail helps to disguise my bunion. With regard to the "arch support" question - They don't have an arch support, per se, but I have almost
no arches so dress shoes
are usually so uncomfortable, but because of the design of these shoes
I wore them almost
all day and didn't feel like I wasn't going to be able to walk again -- which is what usually happens when I wear high heels. So, if you have trouble finding comfortable dress pumps, these are well worth a try.