I rated it 5 stars because it is everything it should be. A bedroom slipper on steroids. Good looking, casual, toe box fits well and overall very comfortable. This shoe is NOT a walking shoe for long distances or hard rocky trail use. The sole is just not thick enough for that type of use. I have owned many pair of Merrell shoes that were high or low top, waterproof, and you could climb up any trail. Use this shoe as intended, take it out to the movies or a ball game and you will have chosen wisely.