I was thrilled to buy these because, for once, shoes
with good arch support and a solid heel cup was not ugly. However, after wearing these for one week, the straps did not keep
my foot in the shoe. The strap that comes from the arch should keep
the foot in the shoe, but instead it slides so far forward along the strap from near the heel that only the straps by the toes hold the foot in the shoe. Also, the footbed does not hold the foot in place because the leather gets smoothed down (making the shoe look dirty, as another reviewer states). So basically I have to take mini-steps and walk really slow to get anywhere, otherwise the ball of my foot just slips right over the leather and only the movement of my leg moving forward drags the shoe along with me. In short, this is a ridiculous design for such expensive shoes
. I am guessing someone with extremely high arches would not have this problem, but as someone with flat feet, I am extremely disappointed. After paying so much, I should not have to get out an awl and sew the shoe straps down to be able to walk in these.