Rarely these days am I "blown away" by a retail experience: but, holy moley I ordered these tuesday morning....free shipping & a 25% off coupon (available to all usa customers by signing up for the mailing list, fyi) and they came yesterday morning (less than 24 hrs!)....*and* they surpass all expectations. They are comfy, have a sturdy rubber sole which is great for all the rain we get here, and the upper leather is so soft. I was skeptical with COS being part of H & M, but the quality is a million times better & I was so happy to see they are made in Portugal, which is known for quality leather working. So, in short, these seem to good too be true.