I bought these in the black and red because I like that pop of color. Like all Arche shoes, the leathers are a TINY bit snug at first. The uppers will stretch 5-10%, so make sure you allow for that when you purchase them. It takes almost no time at all to "break them in". I bought mine, then wore them to work the next day and they're so light and comfy, I forgot I even had them on.
Arche prices may seem a bit steep, but when you get the perfect pair of shoes that are better than barefoot and you wear them all the time, the cost per wear is really low, and they're worth it. I have a similar pair I bought about 5-6 years ago (no zipper) and they're still in amazing shape. I think they're worth the extra money.