I've been debating between these and a pair of Greats, and I went for these when the sale event started. They're a clean, classic sneaker that will go everything. I was a little surprised to see that the leather has a slight grain pattern rather than being completely smooth, but I like that. I agree with other reviewers who said they run large. I'm a pretty true 8 but have a lot of room in these (even with thin no-show socks), so I've also ordered a 7.5 and am waiting for those to arrive, thinking they'll be a better fit.