These shoes are a nice dark navy blue and have a good shine to the quality leather. They look great with jeans or smart trousers but would also look good with linen or denim skirts as well as shorts. They are light weight compared to other companies flats and fit perfectly. The soles are flexible with a good textured sole. The soles on hotter shoes seem to last and last and I have not found this the case with other companies. If you keep these shoes cleaned and protected with polish etc, they will look after your feet and you will get good value for money. Once you have worn Hotter shoes you will not want to wear anything else on your feet!