Pleased with the price and style, I ordered these in the black (shiny) patent, for my daughter to use as school shoes. She liked the style and look and I liked the fact that they were lightweight and cheaper than the school shoes we normally buy. Now I know why. After wearing them for only a few weeks the shiny coating has rubbed off of the toes, and they generally are already looking tired and worn. These are fine for special occasions, but I wouldn't recommend them for the playground; they just don't hold up.