I am not a fan of having holes in my shoes. (maybe I am too boring). I like the design on the toe, as it looks simple and elegant. I don't like the design on the sides - looks confusing to me. But then again... I do not know too much about shoes. As a matter of fact yesterday I received my first AE shoes (Leeds, shell cordovan), and I am extremely happy with them. Waiting for the snow to melt to take them out.