I was told that Merrell makes the most comfortable shoes, and I needed a pair of shoes to wear at work. I got these and right away I felt the difference with other brands! It's like they're molded for my feet! It usually takes me some time to break in new shoes before they fit right, not so with these. There is no rubbing in tight spots, and the support while walking is just right. I have high arches and my feet are relatively wide.