I've taken these shoes everywhere! Extremely comfortable, lightweight and packable. The black ones are great for dress-casual. I recently went to Europe on a hiking tour, and took only a carry-on suitcase. These packed flat into the outer pocket of my luggage. I wore them evenings and for dressier dinners--looked great with pants or a dress and felt fabulous after hours in hikng boots. Then in cities, I wore them all day--10-12 hours--walking, often on rough cobblestone streets. Great cushioning and arch support. As you can imagine, after two years of wear, this pair's looking a tad less dressy! I'm now shopping for two pairs, brown and black.