Seven years ago my daughter took me to a small shoe store in Utah to buy me a birthday gift. I found these Merrells on the display shelf selling for a superb price and tried them on in my size. I left the store wearing them. I couldn't believe how comfortable they were. It didn't even feel like I was wearing anything on my feet. I even wore them at work, which was really forbidden since I was working in maintenance on all kinds of equipment and roofs and was required to wear a heavy protective boot. I didn't care, nor did I care they did not match my uniform. They would have to pry these off my cold dead feet before I would surrender these shoes! It wasn't long before they were dirtied by the type of work I was performing so I ordered another pair to wear around the house and wherever else I went. My only regret is they are not nearly as inexpensive as the day I found my first pair, but like any druggy, I'll pay whatever the cost because I am hooked on these for life. PS- I am a diabetic and these shoes are fantastic for people with diabetic feet.