I wear Merrell's 365 days per year. Have a few pairs of encore shoes, feet never hurt and the support is wonderful. I wear black socks with them, also year round as the building I work in gets chilly. It's time for my yearly purchase so was looking at the choices available. Also disappointed to here the fleece lined is no longer available since that is what I was going for....for my winter shoes. Love your shoes and not likely to change...bring back the fleece please.