When I received these in the mail, the first thing I noticed when I opened the box was a very strong odor coming from the shoes. It didn't smell like suede or leather. Anyway, I figured that maybe the smell would go away in a few days after the I wore them outside and they got exposed to the fresh air. Wrong! I wore these to the office one day and I was embarassed by the strong smell when I was in a meeting. Needless to say, I am not pleased with these shoes. I would probably only wear these again if I knew I would be outside all day, because once indoors the odor is very strong and noticable. Even without the smell, the quality isn't all that fantastic. But for the price, I guess I can't really complain about that. You get what you pay for. But hey, if you're in the market for some low quality, cheap, smelly boots - look no further my friend.