Diagnosed with several aggressive Arthritic Diseases in bones, joints, spine, hands, feet, etc. I look for shoes that are comfortable and easy to get on/off, are not too tight and not too small. These were perfect for me, for my feet. Support is great, and outstanding durability. Merrell will be shoes to live in for me, from this point forward in life.... ANYONE thinking they are too much $$$ - It is WORTH the $$$ for a comfortable pair of shoes on painful feet. Great shoes.