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I bought these shoes in anticipation for a trip to Japan where we would be walking a lot. I'm in my 50's and sometimes have heel pain and therefore, looked for a shoe that had substantial padding in order to protect my heels. These shoes were and are marvelous. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on. I could wear them all day. There was no negative impact on my feet. And my niece in her 20's thought they were really good looking, as did my daughter! I purchased my first pair in a department store--liked them so much that I bought my second pair on Amazon!
Very comfortably padded. Took them on a weekend trip and did a lot of walking my only complaint is it was a little short in the toebox in depth as well as length. I brought them to the Shoemaker I’ve had them stretched and I think they’re better.
The quality, the support, and the comfort are all outstanding. They do run slightly small . My first pair stretched and feel so comfortable now and the this pair I went up a 1/2 size and they still feel great. I can wear thicker socks with new ones only. Overall Love that these are sneakers with a bit of class. I wear them to work and at on weekends and never get calf fatigue now.
I bought these shoes for my daughter who is 22 and living in NYC. She walks everywhere and LOVES them. They are very stylish and versatile and oh soooo comfy. She and I are obsessed with Gentle Souls because we've been very impressed with the quality and comfort. They are the best shoes we've ever owned and worth every penny. We're never going back to cheap shoes that cause achy feet!