Hiking shoes are designed to be more functional than attractive but let me tell you these in Dark Earth combination colors is the most handsome pair of shoes of this type I’ve ever owned. The dark brown with Turquoise trim is gorgeous. When I first wore them in our kitchen, my husband remarked “wow those shoes really look nice” High praise for a husband. Shoes are true to size with proper toe box that allows ample space for comfort. I usually wear Merrick Siren model for walking/hiking in rough terrain, these are a step up from those, bet you could walk over a lava field comfortably. We have a Wilderness Trail park in our neighborhood with steep rocky trails, never worry about losing my footing. Get these and get out there and go for a walk!