I already own these beige ballerinas (bought last summer) so I know they are very comfortable. I didn't want to get the pink patent this year, because they were too similar to my beige flats, so I bought these instead: (Pictures are clickable.) The white is very white! Not a cream. My first reaction to trying them on was that it looked as if I dipped my foot into a can of white paint. For that reason, I didn't buy them... but the next time I saw them, they kind of grew on me and I thought I would try them at home. In some ways I really like them (I wear a lot of black) and in some ways, I find the white cap toe a bit odd. If you saw someone walking down the street in the middle of summer, with no stocking (they were shown on the runway with a black tight)... what would you think?