The metal piece at the toe of the boot is very small and elegant and the boot has no ostentatious decorations. If something should happen down the road....I'll update. Haven’t had the chance to wear them out on the town but from what I can see very comfortable a little bit on the big side I wear a 13 and generally worldwide these are a little loose but I figure after I put insoles in them I’ll be good to go. It is true to its size so if you are a size 9 or a 7.5, get exactly that. Shipping was fast, only two days.