I know these are supposed to be "approach" shoes, but since I seem to be the only person in Utah that doesn't climb, I have no intention of "approaching" anything other than attractive women and tasty sandwiches. Out of the box these shoes are brighter than the picture suggests but with a little wear I think they should be socially acceptable in a few weeks. They are nice and lightweight, have a high arch (which I love) and are pretty snug around my foot. . Comfy, stylish and they come with a free bumper sticker and captain's hat, so what's NOT to like?!