So first of all I did not want to purchase these at the price they were before the sale but I have to say that they are worth the original price. High Quality materials and extremely comfortable. They look even better in person. I got my normal size 7 and did not have to size up (which I sometimes have to do with some of the more narrow styles). I am not a minimalist however this is a great addition to any closet (staple or maximal). you can dress them up or make them casual. I have them in the ivory and black toe. I am almost considering getting them in the textured color as well. If you're on the fence about buying them just do it you won't regret it.