Love the shoes! Lhis is the first time i purchased a pair of shoes without trying them on in the store - reading reviews help me chose the size and the type of shoe. I received them the day before heading to sail in the caribbean and was not disappointed at all! I wore these shoes through airports, walking in towns and villages, hiking in the rain forest and on deck of the sailboat. Though they were just a bit more slippery on the boat than i expected (these were not boat shoes!), i did not need to use another pair. My feet felt comfortable from the first moment i tried them on and the comfort level did not diminish. I wore them with and without socks, got wet in them and they dried very quickly. So far - no complaints at all - well done merrell!