....although not without resistance. A pair of black or animal print flats have been on a "need" list for my 8-hours on my feet job ...and I had a window of 2 free hours today to shop for shoes, update my makeup, and find the perfect white t-shirt. Haven't been shopping for a couple of months now and had a lot to get done. Anyways, I made the rounds of the better shoe shops - looking for either a sale-priced lace up leather sneaker, or the aforementioned flats. Absolutely NOTHING interesting anywhere yet for fall. I have looked at these Emilines since Angie first shared them here, and just didn't like them. There was (still is) something slightly off - or let's say too conservative - about the cut and shape . Anyways, today I saw them in black suede and decided to actually try them on ....and bought them. They aren't quite the $89 fun-priced shoe that they are in the US ($129 here I think) but I managed to finagle 20% off of the price in a discussion with the shop person. They are indeed very, very comfortable on the foot, albeit quite narrow (as all the reviews mention - and I have a narrow foot too) , and do a good job of minimizing the small bunion I have on one foot. I think they will do the trick in helping me move toward a more chic and feminine look - and the suede helps up the luxury factor. Thanks for all of the recommendations for this shoe!

I'm going to try them today with black ankle trousers, a gold metallic and black Smythe blazer, a white t, and some gold jewellery.

eta - they relaxed a LOT in the few hours I wore them, and I now see that there isn't a ton of real support in these shoes. Nice insole, but the suede is so soft as to be slipper-like. Still happy I bought them