This shoe, inspired by classic Bavarian style, laces up on the outside of your foot. I NEVER REPEAT EXACT COLOR COMBINATIONS WITH EXACT LEATHER. This pair is 1-of a-kind and you will never see another exactly like it. The colors of the leather are a blue suede (or Elvis as I call it) body with trim that is different shades and textures of blue (navy, dark blue, wedgewood, blue holes, blue snake, etc) leather. All shoes have a foam core mid-sole that will mold to your foot in about 8 hours of wear providing natural arch support (think of your footprint in the sand) and a rubber sole that acts as a shock absorber when you walk on concrete or hard surfaces, easing the impact on your joints. The sole is also made to be replaced when ready by me (with new foam core) or another shoe repair person. The toothpicks help to prop up the shoe as it is a soft leather that is shaped by your foot, they not included.