These are now my new favorite Tevas. They're butter soft perforated leather, with leather upper soles. They're instantly comfortable, and so edgy! This is by far the sexiest Teva they've released yet. I bought two pairs, one black and one red. The black is exactly as pictured, with the cool red strap hubs in metal, not plastic! The red pair was brighter than pictured. I was picturing a red that leaned more toward oxblood. These are actually more candy apple red in person. Brighter than I was thinking, but still adorable. The reds have silver metal strap hubs. I highly suggest sizing down in these if you're a half size, unless you have really wide feet. Both pairs fit exactly like the Universal fits with a more luxe feel in the footbed ('cause leather) and less chafing at the ankle ('cause more soft leather). YES I would recommend these to a friend. Two friends have bought these since I did because they love mine. Buy these!