I am a loyal Merrell customer. I have bought four pairs of shoes over five years and each pair seem to get better and better. I wear shoes for walking the dog in forest/grassy/wet areas and walking to and from work so my shoes get a lot of use. The Gore-tex on these ones are holding up perfectly and my feet have stayed dry throughout the winter weather. The sole is very supportive and boasts a special design for Women's feet (I don't know if I buy into that nonsense but it does feel like I'm wearing a grand pair of insoles). One of the best things about this pair of shoes is how neat they are, they are not clunky looking like many walking shoes and look fine if you are just wearing jeans. Walking shoes in the past have been a bit bulky but these ones are neat and the colours are really nice (more reddy than the picture on the website looks). I got these in the sale so the value for money is great too. My husband has bought three pairs of the Merrell Interceptor shoes which have a dark brown leather upper and a 'M' on the side... I've been waiting for Merrell to make these shoes for women (with no luck) but I am more than happy to wait a bit longer in these shoes. The only reason for four stars and not five is that I feel a little more attention could have been paid to the overall design. *When I ordered the width size was automatically selected as M, this appears to be irrelevant as the shoe is sized as a normal width, so if you see this I wouldn't worry about it* I have uploaded a picture of one foot with the shoe and one foot without so you can get an idea of how neatly they fit.