I purchased one of these stools in the cream color for my kitchen island, as a trial, about a month ago. it's really comfortable, the back is formed and angled just right, and the foot rest moves with the chair when you swivel in it. It seems to be sturdy and well built. I did expect a more "leather" look to the stool, but it really is ok. The only down-side to the stool is that it seems to collect dust and cat hair on the base, and when the sun shines on the chrome base of the stool between vacuumings, it can look messy. But if the sun isn't shining directly on it, it isn't even noticeable. My husband was not a real fan of the stool when it arrived because it was chrome and not wood, but every time he's sitting at the counter, he's on this stool.