These shoes have been a real life saver- I broke my leg and dislocated my ankle 12 months ago. Had to wear trainers for along time and then found these which were a smarter and more supportive shoe all round. I had to add a Power Step insole as need massive foot and arch support ( the support in this shoe generally is very good as i have come to expect of Merrell...but Im a bit " special" at the moment!!) so ordered a much larger size than I actually am. I have worn these shoes almost constantly for the best part of a year and put them under a lot of pressure and they've been amazing- supportive, comfortable and as smart as I can get at the moment without compromising on comfort...oh and the ability to walk!! Can't recommend them highly enough....am online now trying to order another pair!!