These shoes are my second go to for both milongas and practicas. They look beautiful not tacky and are spicy enough for milongas. Leather makes them durable. Padding and comfortable heel hug are a bonus for practicas, workshops, and classes. They are my second only because I am saving them ,) They are true to size in length and width, and are wonderfully comfortable for my feet. After two hours of class twice a week I come home without the need to use arnica gel.