I love these shoes! They are comfortable, cute, and look great with jeans. I have yet to wear them with anything shorter (than jeans/pants), but so far they go well with almost any outfit. The color of these is not quite exactly a black. They look black, but in reality they are more of a really dark steel grey, and they appear that way when you wear them (especially with another black item). But it is not so drastic that it bothers me that much. I think they still look good and pair well, even with another black item. I haven't yet, but I do feel like these will scuff easily due to the material of them. They fit pretty true to size as well, I ordered a 9 because that's what I usually am, and they fit perfect! They are a little snug if I wear somewhat thick socks with them. Over all, I do love the shoes and wear them often!