I recently bought these in black a couple of weeks before we left for our 3 week vacation to Scandinavia. These shoes are pretty comfortable as expected with decent support and padding in the insoles for long walks with my bad feet (good shock absorbance). The only real negative is, as with previous experiences with Merrell,is they do NOT breath well (contrary to their description) and because of this, my feet at the end of the day after walking around, we're VERY smelly. I have never experienced this problem on prior vacations when I was wearing my Ecco shoes of similar style (casual walking slip ons). These Merrell's offer good value but until they can make their shoes more breathable,, I will have to stick with Ecco or something else perhaps.