I just purchased these for my counter, and I love them. It is exactly the look I was going for. I like that there is a metal coating on the foot rest so that it doesn't mess up the wood when people step on it. I haven't really had time to put them much to use, but they seem sturdy. I will update the review in a few months after I have used them.
These are just what we needed for our new kitchen island. They are comfortable and low profile. I bought them to match our upholstered Christopher Knight dining chairs. I am going to lime the legs so that they match the distressed finish of the chairs.
These stools work perfectly for our kitchen. I wanted something comfortable, that would not disturb the flow in the walkway of our kitchen. Stores well too. 3 fit at the counter, I put the 4th one away in a closet and just pull it out when I need it.