These are just the best! I've been looking for these shoes for years! They are great with pants, without having all the leather around your ankles. Super comfortable out of the box. I had no break in period at all. I have a half mile commute from the train to my office and they have been perfect! I usually wear a size 9, but have learned to buy 9.5 in Merrell's when available, and they fit just right.