I have owned a pair of these shoes for 3 years now and absolutely love them. I work on airplanes and have to be on my feet most of the day. These shoes feel like you are wearing a comfortable pair of house shoes. They are well padded on the bottom and sides and have really good arch support in them. I wouldn't recommend them for flat-footed people because of the arch support they have. They also have excellent traction and the soles resist chemicals and fuels.