In years gone by I have purchased the Encore Gust, which is fabulously comfortable, but decided to try the Realm Moc this time as I really liked the way it looked. All in all I am very pleased with the Realm Moc, but there are a few things I will note that may be helpful in your decision to purchase. Firstly, these take a little more time to break in, which is to be expected with a full grain leather. Secondly, compared to the Gust, this shoe is a little tighter at the opening and has a higher quarter which gives it a very snug and comfortable fit. They look just as good as they do in the picture, wear comfortably even after a long day at work and I expect will prove to be very durable as well.