The "Melissa" shoe is THE most comfortable shoe I have ever worn, and I have had foot surgery, because of foot problems, so that is saying a lot. I own at least 75 pairs of shoes. It is litterally like walking on air with these shoes and comfortably fit both of my feet that are different widths. With two slightly different size feet, it is difficult to buy shoes. I have a green pair for jeans, a brown pair for my brown tones, and just ordered a black pair of Melissa's. I was reluctant to get the suede ones at first, but it turns out they are extremely cute looking and with a size 9 foot, it actually makes your foot look small. Do order this shoe at least 1/2 size larger than you normally wear, because they do tend to run a little short. I wear a size 9M, and the 9 1/2M is perfect. When I first bought the shoe, I noticed the reviews said it runs a little small, and that is very true.
There is no break in period. Born shoes are typically a little homely, but this is not the case with this shoe. I have been asked by many people what type of shoe it is, and get comments about how comfortable and cute they are. I highly recomment this shoe.
Grass Valley, CA