Love this shoe!
The Erica ballet flat is a lovely rose red color, not bright red and also not plum. The photos above leave it a bit of a mystery. It is a wonderful buttery soft leather, but the shoe is sturdy and doesn't feel like you can feel the ground through the shoe like most ballet flats. It has good arch support cushioning on a removable insert so an orthotic could be used. I find the support to be plenty. However, my heels can come out sometimes in bare feet, so I should have also tried a size down. I wear 8.5 or 9, and I got a 9 as I usually wear a 9 in flats and slides. But the overall comfortabity of the shoe is worth it for me as I have fallen arch problems. Also, it is cute with a touch of elegance with basic black or ultra cute with black, stripes, and denim chambray!