Well constructed Shoe and sturdier than the similar styled shoes of other MFG's. Very comfortable and didn't need much breaking in. Having bought Merrell's before and been through the trials and tribulations of finding the correct size, I new the exact size to order and it was fine on arrival. I normally am a UK 9 OR 10 or USA 10.5, depending where the shoe is MFG. I settled for a UK 9.5.