I have this shoe in a couple of colors and wanted to add black. Always comfortable. Easy to remove for TSA, yet always supportive and stable for travel walking and touring. Although I always recommend trying on a different type of shoe first, you'll find these adjustable within reason. Not cheap, but worth every cent. My Merrell purchases have always been of the highest quality. Merrell products make my life and travel easier and safer - who could ask for more?