I have been looking, for the longest time, for a pair of black ankle booties that I actually like, and these just so happened to be them. The gold detailing on the black version is beautifully complimenting, but do note that the column of chevron is of a metallic fabric material, not an actual metal. The inside has a light layer of fuzz/fur that comfortably encompasses your foot, making it an awesome shoe to wear all day. I am about a 7.5 shoe size in America, and the Hong Kong size 39 fits perfectly for me. Overall, I absolutely love these shoes!