I'm on my feet all day long for work, mostly walking but also quite a bit of standing. I first tried these in grey. The heel is perfect, the sole is quiet and cushy, and the arch support is great. I usually am a 7.5 wide, but to accommodate the width I got a 39. They do rub along the base of my big toe, but some blister pads take care of that. The leather stretches after wearing them every day for a week and they only get more comfortable. I have gotten many compliments on them. You can't beat amazon's prices, either!