I needed a shoe a while ago to replace the Merrells I had worn out. I tried Timberland shoes as a cheaper alternative. Those went ok, but no where near the comfort of the Merrells. Purchased these and the shoe is great. It is very comfortable, and I break them in, and they mold to my feet, they are becoming even more comfortable. I went with the waterproof all leather shoe so I could have something that could be an everyday shoe for me here in the winter. I am very happy with my purchase and with snow expected today, we shall see how they do!