It's a beautiful shoe. I spent several days looking for a dress shoe with steel toes. I finally found a good one that looked really nice. High quality, really good craftsmanship, beautiful color. I need a steel toed shoe for work, and I meet with owners, architects and contractors. The sites are airports, schools, and light industrial projects during all phases of the project. Unfortunately, I cannot get the shoe on my foot. Just getting my foot in the shoe was painful. This is definitely my size, and has been for over 30 years. Imagine my disappointment at not being able to wear my beautiful (and appropriate) shoe. I will attempt to return/exchange the shoe, and report back how it goes.