Either the description of the shoe is wrong or i recieved a defective pair. I was expecting the stripes to be a metallic black as described but recieved clear see through stripes instead. I'm still going to keep them because I like to wear odd socks and I'm thinking I can pull off some cool stripes with some of the socks that I wear. Not cool for someone to wear if they don't want their socks showing. *update* tongue is to wide and covers almost half of the stripes so cannot wear socks with a cool pattern without the tongue getting in the way of the clear see through stripes. Looks good with black socks on.