I've worn Merrill's for years. They are so comfortable I keep them forever, my wife forces me to replace them. It's like the favorite pair of underwear you just can't get rid of. Well, I recently purchased the Canteen Traveler Rove and I have to say they are the best pair of casual slip-on walking shoe I have ever wore. I'm sure I'll have these for years. I purchased these to replace some Mocs that squeaked. These shoes don't make noise when you walk and the inside feels like I'm walking on clouds. Soles grip the ground too, even on slippery surfaces like a pier or restaurant kitchen floor. Probably the best all around shoe I've ever owned.