I had a wedding to go to and I was going to see people I haven't seen in years so naturally, I wanted to look good. I had a black dress to wear, but I needed the perfect shoe to go with it. I searched everywhere and was getting desperate. I walk into Steve Madden and right on the front table I saw these gladiator shoes that were beautiful and stylish, just right! I knew the shoe was going to make the outfit and they sure did. I think the unique style is an eye-catcher to both men and women. I had so much fun at the wedding and remained in the shoes all night. I was surprise by the comfort level, no pain the next day. These shoes are a worth while purchase and I love to throw on a pair of jean with them and a plain shirt and off I go and with a completely different look. The shoe that truly makes the outfit, many outfits!