I don't write reviews, just read them, but these boots have impressed me so much I couldn't help myself! I would recommend these to ANYONE. They're stylish, comfortable, and well made. I bought these on-line because I fell in love with the style. Merrell is really good about returns, so I thought I'd just go for it. I wore these around the house for a couple hours the first day, now it gets interesting...the SECOND time I wore these, I walked over to my mom's house, about a mile and a half. Then I wore them for the rest of the day and evening walking, standing around at a casino. I kept thinking how lucky I was that my feet were fine. I WORE THESE BOOTS FOR OVER 16 HOURS on the 2nd day I owned them, AND MY FEET DID NOT HURT ONE BIT!!!! That's it, enough said. Get these boots. They are AWESOME.