"This is your necessary black bootie with a fashonista flare! The toe of the shoe is a cow skin textured material. You can feel the individual hairs on the shoe. It is very light in weight, which is GREAT. It runs slightly large. I wear a 8.5 ( which is what I got) and my feet slide to the front a little, leaving room in the back. But I think if I get an 8 it will be too tight so I will just wear some socks or add an insole. Goes great with tights, a dress/skirt, skinny jeans...anything that will not cover the shoe. Dress them up or down."