We love our new red leather saddle stools! We have only had them for about a month, but find them beautiful and very comfortable. We look all over and at all styles: swivel/ no swivel, back / no back, leather / non-leather, wood/ metal, different sizes (one set of wooden stools we tried was just too wide for our counter and needed to be returned.) So why only 4 stars and not 5? No problem that they had to be assembled; however, there was a problem with the legs which do not have a hole pre-drilled where it connects to the cross bars. Ok it's easy to drill a few holes in the legs, but two of the cross bars out of the 4 stools we ordered were split. Once the problem was reported we quickly received our replacement parts! That's good service. One final comment about the nail heads. If you are looking for real individual nail heads on the leather that is not what you get. The trim detail is actually a strip of imitation nails. It would be nicer with real nail heads, but I'm sure that would have increased the great price.
The stools are light in weight but sturdy. They have a comfortable seat. Their size allows them to stay completely out of the way and under the island extension. I would have preferred a larger color selection but the black will do as it stays out of sight. I consider it a good value for the price.
I gave average on all because: these are not leather (they are vinyl) and the nail heads are really a metal strip of fake nailheads glued. Also, the red is really cranberry and the legs are not espresso, they are more like dark mahogany. This explains the price.