This is the third pair of Merrells I've had, and I think the best so far. I had a break after the second pair and went for something less expensive but it was a false ecomony, hard soles, no comfort and no support either so when I tried these on my feet sang the Hallelujah chorus and I knew I had to buy them. You dont realise how good they are 'til you try something else! All in all I do think they are good quality trainers with fantastic support for your arches and feet and the vibram sole means you can wear then from dawn to dusk and hardly notice. Highly recomended!