I purchased six of these stools for my new kitchen and love them. They arrived on a timely basis, securely protected and without any damage. The leather is soft and the upholstery is of great quality and very comfortable. I was initially a little concerned that they would be too tall for me (I am only 5 ft 2) but I have had no problem sitting in these stools. I searched for many weeks before deciding on this set and I can truly say that I did not find anything that came as close in price and qualilty. Very happy.