These Eddie Bauer Stine Ballet shoes are made of a beautiful and sturdy copper colored leather. I haven't worn them long enough to comment on their durability, but they certainly appear to be well made. Cute with jeans but dressy enough to wear with casual skirts. I have narrow-hard-to fit feet and they are a decent fit for me. I read the comments and that is why I took a chance and bought them. I can't imagine that they would fit a true M foot, however. They are also just a little short. If I were to order again I would go up 1/2 size. I bought these on deep discount, probably because of the sizing problem. If you know what you're buying you can get a great deal.