I am not built to wear very high spiky shoes and so I am really glad when I come across a pair of shoes with a solid but elegant heel that I can wear all day and cycle in. These are my one of my favourite shoes. I brought them from Hobbs in 2003 and are still going strong. I have waterproofed them as they are nubuck suede. Of course I wear them with thick black tights and they make my legs look better.