I'm not a baubles kind of gal, so I had planned on getting the shoes and then performing surgery to remove the decorations. But surprise! The baubles are quite attractive and are staying on the shoes. The sole (I am particular about having adequate padding!) is thick enough to provide cushioning, but still remains flexible. I may have to go back and see what other colors this shoe comes in when I get my spring wardrobe.
I purchased these in black and love them!!! The only gripe I have, is that the straps don't like going into the clasp...it's like the leather strap is too large so the first five times I wore these, it was a battle. Otherwise, these are beautifully done!!