These shoes are such a cool hybrid of heels, oxfords and booties. The color is in fact grey and not tan like in the photos. Well-made and sturdy, these have a weight to them that makes them feel luxurious, but also cumbersome. I feel that the design of the shoe, with its exaggerated platform and low arch, looks edgy and unique without looking trendy. However, if you are short like me, this might make your legs look shorter and stockier. They seem to work better with skinny jeans or tailored trousers that skim the legs. Nonetheless, the price was great value for a shoe this cute.