The “Sofia” teachers comfort shoes are in the “platform” style. These shoes offer special features designed to give feet full stability and will hold your feet in a balanced and upright posture, helping to prevent “slouching” and “backward leaning”, which is the cause of most back discomfort during a long day on your feet. The outsoles are made with layers of a special patented material which can eliminate most of the “heel strike” (which is the effect of the shoe meeting the floor and is the base cause of foot pain and discomfort. These shoes are pure comfort without sacrificing anything in the style department. The extremely soft calf upper with an even softer lining and cushioning inner base foot pad will deliver an unparalleled sensation of well being and ultimate comfort, not normally found in a dress shoe. These comfort dress shoes are manufactured with full grain Italian leather and made in one of the third generation facilities in northern Italy known for comfort dress shoe manufacturing. There will be no need for a break in period. These shoes come in flat black and copper brown. You will immediately know that you have found the dress shoes you need for the long hours spent on your feet during your work day.