This is a wonderful shoe-a classic that is the closest mule I've found since 2001 (when I got a black colored amazing mule in Italy, that I've been trying to replicate ever since!) I have only worn it around the house for a few hours, but it feels like a slipper -almost. Comfy out of the box, soft leather, not digging in on the top of my very high arch feet, not bothering bony parts, etc. The shoe, though with a nice, easy to walk on square heel, looks elegant. It doesn't feel too high, but definitely gives lift. It will elevate a pair of jeans to dressier, but wear jeans with and old wrinkled white T-shirt, and you will just look super casual but smashing BECAUSE OF THIS SHOE!! The shoe will look wonderful in summer, fall, or even winter (in California etc.) even with a work pantsuit (I'm in a conservative business environment.) And, I can wear this traveling for business and have a comfortable shoe for airport walking and use the same shoe for work! I am loving it so much I think I'm going to order another pair so I can have the same shoe for years! Buy this. I insist on comfortable shoes, so sometimes I have to settle for "less than fashionable" when I buy a shoe, but not today! This shoe "has it all".